Near Stony Creek in Sussex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Hamptonís Cavalry: “Too strong to be overcome”
óWilson-Kautz Raid ó
“The scouts having reported what road the enemy were marching on, I notified the general commanding
“That you may form some idea how completely routed and demoralized the enemy were, I will tell you an incident. Trooper John M. Eisom, Co. F, 10th Va. Cavalry, with two others of the 13th Va. Cavalry, whose names I could not learn, were sent on a scout after the enemy. This party met with one hundred and two Yankees, mounted and equipped, who immediately surrendered to the three troopers spoken of, and were escorted safely into our lines with their horses, saddles, sabers and guns!” – Correspondent, Richmond Daily Dispatch, July 6, 1864
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 36° 56.754′ N, 77° 27.183′ W. Marker is near Stony Creek, Virginia, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of Sussex Drive (Virginia Route 40) and Concord Sappony Road, on the left when traveling west on Sussex Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stony Creek VA 23882, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Sappony Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Sussex County / Dinwiddie County (approx. 2.1 miles away); History At Stony Creek (approx. 3.3 miles away); Nottoway River Crossings (approx. 4.4 miles away); Prince George County / Sussex County (approx. 4.8 miles away); Jones Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Reams Station (approx. 7.5 miles away); Jarratt's Station (approx. 9.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stony Creek.
More about this marker. On the lower left is a sketch entitled "Going into action". Etching by Edwin Forbes. On the upper right is a photo of "Gen. Wade Hampton" and a map of the action.
Also see . . . Civil War Traveler - Southside Virginia & Lee's Retreat. Wilson-Kautz Raid. Sappony Church. (Submitted on May 18, 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 1,103 times since then and 5 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.