Major Joseph E. Gillette

Major Joseph E. Gillette (HMBWQ)

Location: Courtland, VA 23837 Southampton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 41.41', W 76° 58.853'

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The "Southampton Cavalry" was formed just north of this site in May, 1861 at what was the Gillette Farm, Cedar Lawn. Joseph E. Gillette was elected captain. The Company eventually became Company A of the 13th Virginia Cavalry. Gillette was promoted to major in the regiment. He died here November 1, 1863, after being wounded at Brandy Station. The company served gallantly until the end of the Civil War as part of General J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry in General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
Marker NumberU 123
Year Placed1981
Placed BySouthampton County Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 6:52pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323026 N 4062330
Decimal Degrees36.69016667, -76.98088333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 41.41', W 76° 58.853'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 41' 24.60" N, 76° 58' 51.18" W
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Area Code(s)757, 434, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 31073-31093 Camp Pkwy, Courtland VA 23837, US
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