Battle of Petersburg

Battle of Petersburg (HM9G6)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
Country: United States of America

N 37° 14.341', W 77° 22.44'

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25 April 1781

— British Line of Attack —

On 24 Apr. 1781, Maj. Gen. William Phillips's force of 2,500 British regulars landed at City Point, 12 miles to the east on the James River, as part of a major campaign to disrupt the American force's main line of communication through Virginia. The next morning, Phillips marched his troops along River Road toward Petersburg. Shortly before noon, he and Brig. Gen. Benedict Arnold formed their line of battle in this vicinity and launched their attack on the first line of 500 Virginia militiamen positioned to defend Petersburg one-quarter of a mile west in Blandford.
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HM NumberHM9G6
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Marker NumberQA 21
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 10:38pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 289417 N 4124028
Decimal Degrees37.23901667, -77.37400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.341', W 77° 22.44'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 20.46" N, 77° 22' 26.40" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1607 E Washington St, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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