Battle of Petersburg

Battle of Petersburg (HMBJ8)

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

N 37° 13.852', W 77° 23.858'

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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.
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HM NumberHMBJ8
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Marker NumberQA 22
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 12:04am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 287297 N 4123177
Decimal Degrees37.23086667, -77.39763333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.852', W 77° 23.858'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 51.12" N, 77° 23' 51.48" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-256 N Madison St, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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