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Port Walthall
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member archway
N 37° 20.110 W 077° 19.629
18S E 293836 N 4134594
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating a port located on the Appomattox River.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/19/2009 1:08:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM78G7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 1

Long Description:
Port Walthall, which stood on the banks of the Appomattox River several miles to the south, was a major shipping and passenger embarkation point prior to the Civil War. The railroad tracks leading to the port were melted down to manufacture Confederate cannon.
The Battle of Port Walthall Junction took place on May 6 - 7, 1864. During this battle, Union forces severed the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad, a major supply route to Richmond. The line leading to Port Walthall was never rebuilt after the war.
Marker Number: S-22

Marker Title: Chesterfield County

Marker Location: West bound lane of VA-10 east of the I-295 interchange.

County or Independent City: Chesterfield County

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: Not listed

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