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White Oak Road Battlefield

White Oak Road, Petersburg, VA 23803, USA

As the Appomattox campaign and the war drew to a close, General Warren was determined to cut communications between the commands of Lee and Pickett. On March 31, 1864, Warren's Fifth Corps, in cooperation with General Sheridan's advances through Dinwiddie Court House, assaulted entrenched Confederates on White Oak Road. Gen. Bushrod Johnson's counterattack stemmed the Union tide temporarily, but when the smoke cleared, Warren had secured the crossroads.

 

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Directions

From Petersburg take I-85 south off I-95. After about 6 miles, exit at Route 1 south. Follow Route 1 for about 8 miles. After crossing Hatcher's Run, turn right onto White Oak Road (Route 613). Go approximately 2.75 miles, then turn right onto Claiborne Road (Route 631). Immediately turn right into the grassy area and park.

Visitor Services

Walking trail with interprative signage.

Regular Events

None.

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Free

Hours

Daily: from Sunrise to sunset.

Phone

800-298-7878

Website

http://www.nps.gov/pete/learn/historyculture/white-oak-road.htm »

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