To Cut the Remaining Supply Lines, February 5-7, 1865By early 1865 the Federal army's two remaining objectives along the Petersburg front were the Boydton Plank Road, an intermediate wagon supply route into the city, and the South Side Railroad, a major transportation artery from Lynchburg and the Shenandoah Valley. Union forces had already cut the Weldon Railroad as far south as Hicksford (now Emporia), forcing the Confederates to unload supplies at the station there, load them on wagons, and haul them cross-country through the Meherrin River valley to the plank road. This route took them through Dinwiddie Court House on their way to Petersburg.
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|Placed By||Civil War Preservation Trust|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 9:36am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 278182 N 4111627|
|Decimal Degrees||37.12473333, -77.49686667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 7.484', W 77° 29.812'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 7' 29.04" N, 77° 29' 48.72" W|
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|Area Code(s)||804, 434, 757|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 23515-23519 Dabney Mill Rd, Petersburg VA 23803, US|
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