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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Crewe in Nottoway County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Roger Atkinson Pryor

(19 July 1828 – 14 Mar. 1919)

Roger Atkinson Pryor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Roger Atkinson Pryor Marker
Inscription.  Roger A. Pryor was reared at Old Place near present-day Crewe. A lawyer and newspaper editor, he won election to the House of Representatives in 1859 and resigned in 1861. He agitated for secession in Charleston, S.C., and before the attack on Fort Sumter declined the opportunity to fire the first shot. Elected to the Provisional Confederate Congress, he resigned to command the 3d Va. Infantry, and was promoted to brigadier general in 1862. When his brigade was dismantled in 1863, he served as a scout until captured in 1864. After the war he moved to New York and in 1896 was appointed a justice to the New York Supreme Court.
Erected 1957 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number M-22.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
Location. 37° 10.612′ N, 78° 7.65′ W. Marker is in Crewe, Virginia, in Nottoway County. Marker is
West Virginia Avenue (facing East) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. West Virginia Avenue (facing East)
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at the intersection of W Virginia Avenue (U.S. 460) and Meade Street, on the left when traveling north on W Virginia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crewe VA 23930, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crewe (within shouting distance of this marker); Lottie Moon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1370 (approx. 1.1 miles away); T. O. Sandy (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ella Graham Agnew (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Nottoway Meeting House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Ingleside Training Institute (approx. 3.7 miles away); Nottoway Court House (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crewe.
Also see . . .  Biography of Roger Atkinson Pryor. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
Additional commentary.
1. Wilson-Kautz Raid
Gen. Pryor's local knowledge allowed Confederate cavalry to intercept a raiding Union force seven miles southeast of here at the "Battle of the Grove" on June 23, 1864.

[Excerpt from Black's and White's Station CWT marker] Former Congressman and Gen. Roger Atkinson Pryor, a native of Nottoway County, was riding with Gen. W.H.F. “Rooney” Lee’s cavalry when it arrived here. Pryor directed the Confederates
Grave of Roger Atkinson Pryor image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 6, 2007
3. Grave of Roger Atkinson Pryor
Confederate General Roger Atkinson Pryor is buried in Princeton Cemetery in New Jersey.
to a shortcut at Hardy’s Fork to allow Lee’s cavalry to get in front of Wilson. The two forces collided just a few miles east of Nottoway Court House as Wilson tried to regain the road.
    — Submitted June 16, 2010.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,086 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on May 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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