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Near Hartfield in Middlesex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Naval Actions on Wilton Creek and the Rappahannock River

 
 
Naval Actions on Wilton Creek and the Rappahannock River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 22, 2014
1. Naval Actions on Wilton Creek and the Rappahannock River Marker
Inscription. In Aug. 1863, Confederate Navy Lt. John Taylor Wood, moving overland with boarding cutters carried on modified wagons and a contingent of 82 men, embarked on an expedition to attack Union ships. At Wilton Creek, Wood and his men repulsed forces from the Union gunboat General Putnam in a skirmish on 17 Aug. Shifting operations north to the Rappahannock River, his boarding parties surprised and captured Union gunboats, Reliance and Satellite, anchored off Windmill Point in an early morning raid on 22 Aug. The third raid of its kind by Wood, a grandson of Pres. Zachary Taylor, it was also the most successful.
 
Erected 2011 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number OC 43.)
 
Location. 37° 32.943′ N, 76° 24.435′ W. Marker is near Hartfield, Virginia, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of General Puller Highway (Virginia Route 33) and Woodport Lane, on the right when traveling east on General Puller Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartfield VA 23071, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stingray Point (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lower Methodist Church (approx.
Gen Puller Hwy & Woodport Ln image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 22, 2014
2. Gen Puller Hwy & Woodport Ln
2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Stingray Point (approx. 3.7 miles away); Gloucester County / Mathews County (approx. 4.2 miles away); Dr. Copter — Flying Medicine to Tangier (approx. 4.3 miles away); F.D. Crockett (approx. 4.4 miles away); Captain John Smith’s Shallop (approx. 4.5 miles away); Confederate Boarding Cutter (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hartfield.
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 10 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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