Edge Hill

Edge Hill (HMBHB)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 12.899', W 77° 27.266'

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To the north stood William Turnbull's house, Edge Hill, headquarters of Gen. Robert E. Lee from 23 Nov. 1864 to 2 Apr. 1865 during the siege of Petersburg. Here, after dawn on 2 Apr., Lee learned of the Union attack that soon shattered his lines and spoke for the last time with Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill. Nearby, he received word of Hill's death a short time later. When the Federals approached, Lee moved his headquarters to Cottage Farm within the inner Confederate line, and that night he evacuated the Army of Northern Virginia from the city. Union artillery soon destroyed the Turnbull house. The present residence was one of the detached buildings.
Marker NumberS 47
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 9:38pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 282212 N 4121543
Decimal Degrees37.21498333, -77.45443333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.899', W 77° 27.266'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 53.94" N, 77° 27' 15.96" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 Boydton Plank Rd, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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