Dinwiddie in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Dinwiddie Court House
—Wilson-Kautz Raid —
“[The Federals] remained until four o’clock occupying themselves during their stay in destroying the county records, liberating prisoners, stealing poultry, etc.” - Confederate news report, Richmond Daily Dispatch, June 24, 1864
“About five p.m. our advance guard came up with them and had a skirmish, taking ten prisoners, killing and wounding some and losing slightly.” - Confederate news report, Richmond Daily Dispatch, June 24, 1864
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 37° 4.648′ N, 77° 35.241′ W. Marker is in Dinwiddie, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is at the intersection of Sycamore Drive and Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling south on Sycamore Drive. Click for map. The CWT marker is located on the lawn in front of Dinwiddie Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Dinwiddie VA 23841, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Education in Dinwiddie County (here, next to this marker); Battle of Dinwiddie Court House (a few steps from this marker); The War of 1812 / Winfield Scott (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scott's Law Office (about 400 feet away); Dinwiddie Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Vaughan Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chamberlain's Bed (approx. one mile away but has been reported missing); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Dinwiddie.
More about this marker. On the lower right is a painting of "Dinwiddie Court House during the Civil War." – The Tharpe Collection
Also see . . .
1. Civil War Traveler. Wilson-Kautz Raid. (Submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Virginia's Retreat. Wilson-Kautz Raid. (Submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. CWSAC Battle Summary. Staunton River Bridge. (Submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 900 times since then and 110 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.