Cattle (Beefsteak) Raid

Cattle (Beefsteak) Raid (HM9LD)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 8.896', W 77° 31.151'

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Leaving from a point along the Confederate right flank on Boydon Plank Road on 14 Sept. 1864, Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton took about 3,000 Confederate cavalrymen and rode more than 100 miles around the rear of the Union army. Reaching Coggins' Point on the James River on the 16 Sept., the raiders successfully captured almost 2,500 head of cattle from the Federals and returned to their lines relatively unmolested. The next day the cattle were penned in the field east of the Boydton Plank Road until being slaughtered for the Confederate troops in the Petersburg trenches.
HM NumberHM9LD
Marker NumberS-48
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 1:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 276269 N 4114291
Decimal Degrees37.14826667, -77.51918333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 8.896', W 77° 31.151'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 8' 53.76" N, 77° 31' 9.06" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9001-9023 Boydton Plank Rd, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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