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.
|Marker Number||QA 25|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 2:55pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 287296 N 4123195|
|Decimal Degrees||37.23103333, -77.39765000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 13.862', W 77° 23.859'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 13' 51.72" N, 77° 23' 51.54" W|
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|Area Code(s)||804, 434, 757|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-256 N Madison St, Petersburg VA 23803, US|
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