— Wilson-Kautz Raid —In June 1864, to deny Gen. Robert E. Lee the use of the South Side R.R. and the Richmond and Danville R.R., Gen, Ulysses S. Grant sent Gen. James H. Wilson and Gen. August V. Kautz south of Petersburg on a cavalry raid to destroy track and rolling stock. After burning stores at Ream's Station on June 22, the Federals rode south for eight miles to make the Confederates think the Weldon R.R. (to N.C.) was the object of the raid. Wilson's men turned west to Dinwiddie Court House to intersect the South Side R.R. Gen. W.H.F. "Rooney" Lee's Confederate cavalry harassed Wilson's rear guard from Ream's Station for ten miles to this place. The Confederates reported taking at least ten prisoners. The Federals remained here until 4 p.m., destroying some county records and appropriating local livestock before turning north toward the South Side R.R.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 7:15am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 269999 N 4106598|
|Decimal Degrees||37.07746667, -77.58735000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 4.648', W 77° 35.241'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 4' 38.88" N, 77° 35' 14.46" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 14200 Sycamore Dr, Dinwiddie VA 23841, US|
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