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Emporia in Greensville County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hicksford Raid

 
 
Hicksford Raid Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
1. Hicksford Raid Marker
Inscription. On 7 Dec. 1864, Union Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren led 28,000 men south from Petersburg to destroy the Petersburg Railroad between Stony Creek and the Meherrin River railroad bridge at Hicksford, thereby severing the Confederate supply line. Two days later, here at Hicksford, a Confederate force under Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton and Maj. Gen. W. H. Fitzhugh Lee confronted him. To avert the capture of the railroad bridge, Hampton and Lee ordered it burned, but Union gunfire drove off the firing party. On 10 Dec., Warren withdrew and the Confederates quickly repaired 17 miles of the railroad.
 
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UM 46.)
 
Location. 36° 41.446′ N, 77° 32.439′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Virginia, in Greensville County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 301) 0.2 miles north of Battery Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emporia VA 23847, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tarleton's Movements (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fearnought (about 500 feet away); Butts Tavern (about 600 feet away);
North Main Street (facing north) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
2. North Main Street (facing north)
John Day (about 700 feet away); Hicksford Raid Monument (about 800 feet away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emporia – Greensville Veteran War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benjamin D. Tillar, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Emporia.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Nearby Meherrin River RR Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
3. Nearby Meherrin River RR Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 760 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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