BATTLE OF PETERSBURG 25 April 1781 British Line Of Attack On 24 Apr . 1781 , Maj ...
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Description: BATTLE OF PETERSBURG 25 April 1781 British Line of Attack On 24 Apr . 1781 , Maj . Gen . William Phillipss force of 2 , 500 British regulars landed at City Point , 12 miles to the east on the James River , as part of a major campaign to disrupt the American forces main line of communication through Virginia . The next morning , Phillips marched his troops along River Road toward Petersburg . Shortly before noon , he and Brig . Gen . Benedict Arnold formed their line of battle in this vicinity and launched their attack on the first line of 500 Virginia militiamen positioned to defend Petersburg one quarter of a mile west in Blandford . Department of Historic Resources , 2005