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

Grave of Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr.

 
 
Grave of Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr. Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
1. Grave of Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr. Marker
Inscription. Brig. Gen. John Randolph Chambliss, Jr., C.S.A., is buried just west of here. Born in Hicksford (present-day Emporia) on 23 January 1833, Chambliss graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1853. During the Civil War, he commanded the 41st Virginia Infantry Regiment in the Seven Days' campaign. He next led the 13th Virginia Cavalry and served under J. E. B. Stuart. Chambliss was killed in an engagement on the Charles City Road east of Richmond on 16 August 1864. His former West Point schoolmate, Union Brig. Gen. David M. Gregg, took charge of the body and sent it home.
 
Erected 1993 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UM 38.)
 
Location. 36° 41.109′ N, 77° 32.598′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Virginia, in Greensville County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 301) 0.1 miles south of Brunswick Avenue, on the right when traveling south. 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. Early Masonic Lodges (within shouting distance of this marker); Gordon Linwood Vincent (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans of the 1914-1918 World War I
South Main Street (facing south) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
2. South Main Street (facing south)
(about 500 feet away); General Edward E. Goodwyn (about 700 feet away); Confederate Soldiers of Greensville County (about 700 feet away); Greensville County (about 700 feet away); Chaplain Thomas M. Bulla (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Hicks (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Emporia.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr. (08/23/1833–10/16/1864) Photo, Click for full size
3. Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr. (08/23/1833–10/16/1864)
 
 
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