Battle of Petersburg

Battle of Petersburg (HMBJA)

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

N 37° 13.862', W 77° 23.859'

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25 April 1781

— Second Line Of Defense —

On 25 Apr. 1781, American Brig. Gen. Peter Muhlenberg's Virginia militia fell back west from Blandford, under heavy British fire, to a prepared line of defense here along the crest of this hill. This second line of Virginia militia, consisting of four regiments of infantry, extended from the Appomattox River on the north and present-day Washington Street to the south of here. The Virginians repelled several British assaults, but soon their ammunition ran low and, after Maj. Gen. William Phillips unleashed his artillery, Maj. Gen. Friedrich von Steuben, the overall American commander, ordered a retreat west toward the Pocahontas Bridge.
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HM NumberHMBJA
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Marker NumberQA 25
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 2:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 287296 N 4123195
Decimal Degrees37.23103333, -77.39765000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.862', W 77° 23.859'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 51.72" N, 77° 23' 51.54" 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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