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Manquin in King William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pamunkey Indians In The Civil War

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, February 13, 2020
1. Pamunkey Indians In The Civil War Marker
Inscription.  Residents of the Pamunkey Reservation, 12 miles southeast of here, aided Union troops during the Civil War. About a dozen Pamunkey men enlisted as guides, scouts, gunboat pilots, and spies for Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac during the Peninsula Campaign in 1862. Women and the elderly provided intelligence, shelter, safe passage, food, and supplies for Union troops. Confederate authorities pressed Pamunkey men into service as laborers and punished others for their Unionism with imprisonment at Richmond's Castle Thunder. After the war many Pamunkey Indians won compensation from the federal Southern Claims Commission for property damaged or taken by Union soldiers.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number OC 37.)
 
Location. 37° 42.704′ N, 77° 9.023′ W. Marker is in Manquin, Virginia, in King William County. Marker is on Richmond Tappahannock Highway (U.S. 360) 0.2 miles east of Acquinton Church Road (Virginia Route 618), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manquin VA 23106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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By Bernard Fisher, February 13, 2020
2. Pamunkey Indians In The Civil War Marker
8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Headquarters of Opechancanough (a few steps from this marker); "Prestley Barn" (approx. 2.2 miles away); "Old Virginia Barn" (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sharon Indian School (approx. 2 miles away); Rumford Academy (approx. 2 miles away); Henry's Call to Arms (approx. 3 miles away); Cornwallis's Route (approx. 3 miles away); Montville (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manquin.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2020. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2020, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 13, 2020, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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