"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.
|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||Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 2:45am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 748254 N 4119527|
|Decimal Degrees||37.18921667, -78.20323333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 11.353', W 78° 12.194'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 11' 21.18" N, 78° 12' 11.64" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2-98 State Rte 9299, Burkeville VA 23922, US|
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