Here the highway merges with the Halifax Road, the ancient road from Petersburg to Halifax, North Carolina. Over this road Cornwallis marched in May, 1781, from Halifax to Petersburg in his invasion of Virginia. Over this road the Confederates hauled supplies during the siege of Petersburg, 1864-65, and over it parts of the Union and Confederate armies constantly passed.
Geographic Location: Sussex County
Physical Description of Location: Blue Star Highway (US 301), about .4 miles south of intersection with Kientz Road (State Road 646), Jarratt, VA 23867. Marker is on right when traveling south on US 301.
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