Wilson-Kautz Raid

Wilson-Kautz Raid (HMCD2)

Location: Burkeville, VA 23922 Nottoway County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 11.353', W 78° 12.194'

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"Destroy both those roads"

In late June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia were engaged in a desperate defense of the city of Petersburg. Victory for Lee depended on a steady flow of supplies, brought in by rail. To force Lee from Petersburg, Union Gen. U.S. Grant planned to cut Southern supply lines and ordered a cavalry raid to tear up track and destroy railroad stations and bridges. On June 22, 1864, Union Gens. James H. Wilson and August V. Kautz, commanding more than 5,000 cavalry troops, left Petersburg to destroy track on the Richmond & Danville R.R. and the South Side R.R.

Follow in the footsteps of Gens. Wilson and Kautz along the Virginia Civil War Trails Wilson-Kautz Raid, a tour route that allows you to explore more than 40 Civil War sites in southside Virginia. Please drive carefully as you enjoy the beauty and history along our trail.
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HM NumberHMCD2
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
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Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 2:45am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 748254 N 4119527
Decimal Degrees37.18921667, -78.20323333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 11.353', W 78° 12.194'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 11' 21.18" N, 78° 12' 11.64" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 State Rte 9299, Burkeville VA 23922, US
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