Charlotte Court House in Charlotte County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Charlotte Court House
Foraging Parties: “People complimented us”
—Wilson-Kautz Raid —
“A party of 72 reached Charlotte Court House about 11 o’clock [A.M.] Saturday, and remained three or four hours, and employed themselves in stealing horses, destroying furniture, breaking open iron safes and robbing citizens of money, watches and jewelry. They did not burn the Court House, clerk’s office or any other building.” - Confederate News Report, The Richmond Examiner, July 4, 1864
“Went to Charlotte Court House. Detachment of Second New York broke open stores, released two civil prisoners and did many things out of the way. Our boys did not indulge in one thing disgraceful to my knowledge. People complimented us very highly. Seemed very thankful that we did not rob or burn.” - Trooper Luman Harris Tenney, 2nd Ohio Cavalry
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 37° 3.393′ N, 78° 38.247′ W. Marker is in Charlotte Court House, Virginia, in Charlotte County. Marker is at the intersection of David Bruce Avenue (Virginia Route 40) and Legrande Avenue (Virginia Route 47), on the right when traveling east on David Bruce Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlotte Court House VA 23923, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charlotte County Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); Henry and Randolph's Debate Charlotte County Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charlotte Court House Historic District (about 400 feet away); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Edgehill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Greenfield (approx. 2.8 miles away); Cub Creek Church (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlotte Court House.
More about this marker. On the panel are two "Etchings by Edwin Forbes".
Also see . . . Wilson-Kautz Raid Driving Tour. Civil War Traveler - Southside Virginia (Submitted on May 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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