Hicksford Raid

Hicksford Raid (HMCDB)

Location: Emporia, VA 23847
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 41.446', W 77° 32.439'

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On 7 Dec. 1864, Union Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren led 28,000 men south from Petersburg to destroy the Petersburg Railroad between Stony Creek and the Meherrin River railroad bridge at Hicksford, thereby severing the Confederate supply line. Two days later, here at Hicksford, a Confederate force under Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton and Maj. Gen. W. H. Fitzhugh Lee confronted him. To avert the capture of the railroad bridge, Hampton and Lee ordered it burned, but Union gunfire drove off the firing party. On 10 Dec., Warren withdrew and the Confederates quickly repaired 17 miles of the railroad.
Marker NumberUM 46
Year Placed1995
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 6:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 273009 N 4063577
Decimal Degrees36.69076667, -77.54065000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 41.446', W 77° 32.439'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 41' 26.76" N, 77° 32' 26.34" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112 US-301, Emporia VA 23847, US
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