Battle of White Oak Road, Virginia

July 2005 photos/narratives courtesy of William Bozic, TX
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Close-up This photo was taken about 1 pm on July 7, 2005 along White Oak Road (VA Route 613). The rural road is not very crowded with cars, but the high speed at which the cars travel and small shoulder with steep ditch makes this a road to cross very carefully. There is a small parking area near the highway marker

  This sign was placed by the Civil War Preservation Trust along the land purchased by the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT). When this photo was taken on July 7, 2005 of the CWPT marker, it was taken at an angle so the Virginia highway marker that is behind it is hidden from view, but you can still see the telephone pole and road. Note the small shoulder and ditch next to the White Oak Road (Virginia Route 613). There is a small parking lot and trail which runs along the inside of the CSA trenches

Near this site on March 31, 1865 Ayres' and Crawford's Union Divisions of Warren's V Corps were on the attack when they ran headlong into the attacking Confederate Brigades commanded by McGowan, Stansel, Hunton, and Wise of Bushrod Johnson's Division of Anderson's Corps. The Confederates pushed the Federals back but the Southerners eventually were driven back to their trenches just North of the White Oak Road. The area of the attacks can be seen in the photo behind the sign

CSA Artillery Position
This is a photo taken July 7, 2005 from behind Confederate entrenchments looking at an artillery position facing from the position toward where Union troops attacked. The gun emplacement is one of two well-preserved positions along the walking trail. This site was purchased by the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) and is part of Grant's Petersburg Campaign. US Grant sent the V Corps here in an attempt to cut Confederate communication & supply lines in the final days of the Petersburg Campaign


Historic Walking Trail Map Enlarge
This is the first interpretive sign along the walking trail on the land purchased by the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) at White Oak Road. It is a two-thirds of a mile path that takes you to six wayside signs along Confederate earthworks and two well-preserved artillery positions. This path is easily traveled but comfortable shoes/clothes are a must, as well as bug repellant

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