25 April 1781
— East Hill —To the west stood East Hill (Bollingbrook), home of the widow Mary Marshall Tabb Bolling. After the 25 Apr. 1781 Battle of Petersburg, British Maj. Gen. William Phillips and Brig. Gen. Benedict Arnold located their headquarters at the house. The British reoccupied it on 9 May, after returning from Richmond. The following day, Maj. Gen. Lafayette shelled Petersburg, from the heights on the north bank of the Appomattox River. After becoming gravely ill, Phillips died there on 13 May. Lieut. Gen. Charles Cornwallis marched into town on 20 May, uniting his force with Arnold's and kept his headquarters at East Hill until he departed on 24 May.
|Marker Number||QA 22|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 12:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 287297 N 4123177|
|Decimal Degrees||37.23086667, -77.39763333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 13.852', W 77° 23.858'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 13' 51.12" N, 77° 23' 51.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||804, 434, 757|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-256 N Madison St, Petersburg VA 23803, US|
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