Battle of Dunlop Station

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Address
501 Old Town Drive
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Region Central Virginia
Locality Colonial Heights City
Phone: (804) 526-9390
Email skalakc@colonialheightsva.gov
Website www.colonial-heights.com/index.aspx

This was the site of an important station on the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad. The station became even more important during the siege of Petersburg as a spoke line ran west from here to Ettrick to avoid Federal shelling. Passengers disembarked here to walk into Petersburg on the nearby road. Dunlop was the scene of chaos during the evacuation of Petersburg April 2, 1865, as stockpiled ammunition was blown up.




Last Updated: 6/4/2012 3:31 PM
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