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Near Stevensville in King and Queen County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Where Dahlgren Died

 
 
Where Dahlgren Died Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 9, 2009
1. Where Dahlgren Died Marker
Inscription. Colonel Ulric Dahlgren, Federal officer, met death in the early morning, March 2, 1864, three hundred yards to the north. After the raid on Richmond, his force bivouaced here and, in breaking camp he fell to the fire of Confederate detachments and Home Defense forces who had gathered during the night.
 
Erected 1967 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number OB 6.)
 
Location. 37° 42.555′ N, 76° 55.443′ W. Marker is near Stevensville, Virginia, in King and Queen County. Marker is at the intersection of Bunker Hill Road and Stevensville Road, on the left when traveling east on Bunker Hill Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stevensville VA 23161, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. State Fish Hatchery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mattapony Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Newington (approx. 2.8 miles away); King and Queen County Confederate Monument (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mattaponi Indians (approx. 4.3 miles away); Hillsboro (approx. 4.8 miles away); Pamunkey Indians (approx. 4.9 miles away); Cockacoeske (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stevensville.
 
Regarding Where Dahlgren Died.
Dahlgrens Corner facing east on Bunker Hill Road. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 9, 2009
2. Dahlgrens Corner facing east on Bunker Hill Road.
See "regarding" notes with reference to the actual location where Dahlgren died.
The marker is in error - Dahlgren was killed 300 yards west of the marker around 11:00 pm. [Venter, Bruce M. "The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid". Blue&Gray Winter 2003.]
 
Also see . . .
1. CWSAC Battle Summary. Walkerton. (Submitted on April 10, 2009.) 

2. U.S. News - Mysteries of History. Purloined Poison Letter: Fake or Real, They Raised Hell. (Submitted on April 10, 2009.) 

3. Civil War Richmond. Information about the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid against Richmond, VA during the Civil War. (Submitted on April 10, 2009.) 

4. America’s Civil War. The Dahlgren Papers Revisited. (Submitted on April 10, 2009.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Dahlgrens Corner facing west on Hockley Neck Road. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
3. Dahlgrens Corner facing west on Hockley Neck Road.
Dahlgren was likely killed where Dahlgren Road intersects from the left.
 
 
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