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Midlothian in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Union Raid On Coalfield Station

 
 
Union Raid On Coalfield Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. Union Raid On Coalfield Station Marker
Inscription. On the first day of Union Brig. Gen. August V. Kautz's second raid (12-17 May 1864) on Confederate railroads around Richmond, 3,000 cavalrymen rode northwest from Bermuda Hundred and passed Chesterfield Court House at 1:00 P.M. Arriving about midnight at Midlothian's Coalfield Station on the Richmond and Danville Railroad, a quarter-mile north, they cut telegraph lines and burned the depot, woodsheds, and railroad cars. They destroyed the tracks using tools from nearby coal mines. Maj. Samuel P. Wetherill, 11th Pa. Cav., intervened to rescind the orders to set the coal mines afire.
 
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O 47.)
 
Location. 37° 30.152′ N, 77° 38.847′ W. Marker is in Midlothian, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Midlothian Turnpike (U.S. 60) 0.2 miles east of Coalfield Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midlothian VA 23113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salisbury (here, next to this marker); Midlothian Coal Mines (a few steps from this marker); Winfree Memorial Baptist Church
Midlothian Turnpike (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. Midlothian Turnpike (facing east)
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Midlothian.
 
Also see . . .  Mid-Lothian Mines & Rail Roads Foundation. (Submitted on May 17, 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 1,945 times since then and 181 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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