Campaign of 1781

Campaign of 1781 (HMKZ7)

Location: Farmville, VA 23901 Prince Edward County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.763', W 78° 26.551'

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In 1781, British Gen. Charles Cornwallis ordered cavalry commander Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton to raid Southside Virginia to seize or destroy private and public supplies of ammunition, clothing, and food. On 9 July, Tarleton left Cobham in Surry County. As he later wrote, his force "soon reached Petersburg, advanced to Prince-Edward court house, and thence towards the river Dan.... [After] A halt of two days in Bedford county ....[Tarleton resumed] his march, by a different route, towards the royal army.... [and] joined the King's troops at Suffolk" on 24 July, ending the about 400-mile raid.
HM NumberHMKZ7
Marker NumberF 72
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 2:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 726889 N 4123383
Decimal Degrees37.22938333, -78.44251667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.763', W 78° 26.551'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 45.78" N, 78° 26' 33.06" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6295-6411 Farmville Rd, Farmville VA 23901, US
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