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Near Sussex in Sussex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Cattle (Beefsteak) Raid

 
 
The Cattle (Beefsteak) Raid Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
1. The Cattle (Beefsteak) Raid Marker
Inscription. One mile southwest, on September 16, 1864, General Wade Hampton's Confederate Cavalry herded about 2500 head of captured cattle across the Nottoway River, while two miles northwest, at Belsches' Mill, Federal troops sent to recapture the cattle were intercepted and repulsed.
 
Erected 1962 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number UO 5.)
 
Location. 36° 59.426′ N, 77° 15.287′ W. Marker is near Sussex, Virginia, in Sussex County. Marker is on Jerusalem Plank Road (Virginia Route 35) 0.1 miles south of Courthouse Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waverly VA 23890, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prince George County / Sussex County (approx. 4.4 miles away); Sussex County Confederate Monument (approx. 5.4 miles away); Sussex County War Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Sussex County Courthouse (approx. 5.4 miles away); a different marker also named Prince George County / Sussex County (approx. 7.6 miles away); Reams Station (approx. 8.2 miles away); History At Stony Creek (approx. 8.2 miles away); Coppahaunk Springs (approx. 9.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sussex.
 
Related markers.
Jerusalem Plank Road (facing south) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
2. Jerusalem Plank Road (facing south)
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers relating to the Beefsteak Raid.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Beefsteak Raid. The Civil War Siege of Petersburg website. (Submitted on January 3, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Wade Hampton and the Great Beefsteak Raid. Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton website by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. (Submitted on January 3, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Jerusalem Plank Road (facing north) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
3. Jerusalem Plank Road (facing north)
The Nottoway River (one mile southwest) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
4. The Nottoway River (one mile southwest)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,178 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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