25 April 1781
— British Line of Attack —On 24 Apr. 1781, Maj. Gen. William Phillips's force of 2,500 British regulars landed at City Point, 12 miles to the east on the James River, as part of a major campaign to disrupt the American force's main line of communication through Virginia. The next morning, Phillips marched his troops along River Road toward Petersburg. Shortly before noon, he and Brig. Gen. Benedict Arnold formed their line of battle in this vicinity and launched their attack on the first line of 500 Virginia militiamen positioned to defend Petersburg one-quarter of a mile west in Blandford.
|Marker Number||QA 21|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 10:38pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 289417 N 4124028|
|Decimal Degrees||37.23901667, -77.37400000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 14.341', W 77° 22.44'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 14' 20.46" N, 77° 22' 26.40" W|
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|Area Code(s)||804, 434, 757|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1607 E Washington St, Petersburg VA 23803, US|
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