Contested GroundFrom here at Fort Welch, you can see the ground over which soldiers struggled during three distinct battles. On October 2, 1864, Federals advanced across the ground to your left in an attempt to capture the key Confederate intermediate supply route, the Boydton Plank Road, on the last day of the Battle of Peebles' Farm. The attack failed, but the Federals won a foothold and established the line of works in which you stand.
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|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails and the Civil War Trust|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 281585 N 4116878|
|Decimal Degrees||37.17281667, -77.46013333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 10.369', W 77° 27.608'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 10' 22.14" N, 77° 27' 36.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||804, 434, 757|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6510 Church Rd, Petersburg VA 23803, US|
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