Near Alberta in Brunswick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
A Side Raid: 32 Troopers Captured
—Wilson-Kautz Raid —
“[Capt. George D. White] stationed his company of six mounted men... in such a manner as to present the appearance of a front rank of a cavalry force. Capt. White then made a circuit so as to avoid being seen by the enemy, and dashing boldly up to the party, defiantly ordered a surrender or he would cut them to pieces in a moment, at the same time pointing to the head of what seemed to be a squadron of cavalry. Overwhelmed with surprise and panic stricken [the Federal officer] asked for time to consult his men. Capt. White replied there was no time for parley. He would not grant a moment, but that they must stack arms in the road and march immediately up to the Dixie boys, or the Dixie boys would march to them.
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 36° 54.284′ N, 77° 57.609′ W. Marker is near Alberta, Virginia, in Brunswick County. Marker is at the intersection of Christanna Highway (Virginia Route 46) and New Hope Road, on the right when traveling north on Christanna Highway. Click for map. This marker is located in the parking lot of the Danieltown Market. Marker is in this post office area: Alberta VA 23821, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southside Virginia Community College (approx. 5.1 miles away); Old Brunswick Courthouse (approx. 5.3 miles away); Fort Christanna (approx. 5.3 miles away); Sturgeon Creek (approx. 7.3 miles away); Ebenezer Academy Staunton River Raid (approx. 8.7 miles away); Lunenburg County / Nottoway County (approx. 9.5 miles away); Town of Kenbridge (approx. 10 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alberta.
More about this marker. On the lower left is “Artist Alfred R. Waud's wartime drawing of Wilson's Raid.”
Also see . . . Civil War Traveler - Southside Virginia & Lee's Retreat. Wilson-Kautz Raid. (Submitted on June 22, 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 860 times since then and 100 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.