Battle of Dinwiddie Court House

Battle of Dinwiddie Court House (HMBK8)

Location: Dinwiddie, VA 23841 Dinwiddie County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 4.64', W 77° 35.232'

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In Memoriam
Battle of Dinwiddie Court House

Dedicated to the Confederate and Union soldiers who gave their lives in the Battle of Dinwiddie Court House, sometimes called Chamberlain's Bed, in the last brief victory of the Army of Northern Virginia, March 31, 1865. General Sheridan's troops were defeated and forced back to Dinwiddie Court House by the Confederates led by Generals Pickett, W.H.F. Lee and Fitzhugh Lee.

The last rebel yells were heard here. General Sheridan rallied with reinforcements the next day, April 1st, to practically end the war when the Union won overwhelmingly at nearby Five Forks, sometimes called the "Waterloo of the Confederacy." This led to the evacuation of Petersburg and Richmond on April 2, 1865, with the surrender coming a few days later at Appomattox, on April 9, 1865.

Erected by the Confederate Memorial Association of Dinwiddie County on July 31,1972.

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Main Battles and Dates of Civil War Fought in Dinwiddie County 1861-1865

I. Reams - June 29, 1864
I. Weldon Railroad - August 18-21, 1864
II. Weldon Railroad (Globe Tavern) August 18-21, 1864
II. Reams - August 25, 1864
Peebles Farm, Polar Springs Church, Pegram Farm, Wyatt Farm
September 29 - October 1, 1864
September 30 - October 2, 1864
Burgess Mill - October 27, 1864
Hatcher's Run - December 8, 1864 (Skirmish)
February 5 - 7, 1865 (Battle)
Gravelly Run (Quaker Road, Monks Neck Bridge) - March 29, 1865
Dinwiddie Court House or Chamberlain's Bed - March 31, 1865
White Oak Road - March 31, 1865
Five Forks - April 1, 1865
Sutherland - April 2, 1865
Ft. Gregg and Ft. Baldwin - April 2, 1865

Dinwiddie County
Scene of forty-nine battles, engagements, and skirmishes, with over fifty miles of fortifications and sixty forts and batteries.
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HM NumberHMBK8
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Year Placed1972
Placed ByConfederate Memorial Association of Dinwiddie County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 9:23pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 270012 N 4106583
Decimal Degrees37.07733333, -77.58720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 4.64', W 77° 35.232'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 4' 38.40" N, 77° 35' 13.92" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14200 Sycamore Dr, Dinwiddie VA 23841, US
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