"The D_ _ _ Rebels"
— 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. Rufus Barringer's North Carolina brigade attacked the Federal rear guard about two miles north of here at a plantation on the hill behind you. The cavalry action began about the same time as the Federal attack on the Staunton River railroad bridge about four miles south.
|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, September 20th, 2014 at 12:18am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 708075 N 4089575|
|Decimal Degrees||36.92926667, -78.66378333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 55.756', W 78° 39.827'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 55' 45.36" N, 78° 39' 49.62" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2-144 Co Rd 612, Saxe VA 23967, US|
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