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

Campaign of 1781

Campaign of 1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
1. Campaign of 1781 Marker
Inscription.  In 1781, British Gen. Charles Cornwallis ordered cavalry commander Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton to raid Southside Virginia to seize or destroy private and public supplies of ammunition, clothing, and food. On 9 July, Tarleton left Cobham in Surry County. As he later wrote, his force "soon reached Petersburg, advanced to Prince-Edward court house, and thence towards the river Dan.... (After) A halt of two days in Bedford county ....(Tarleton resumed) his march, by a different route, towards the royal army.... (and) joined the King's troops at Suffolk" on 24 July, ending the about 400-mile raid.
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-72.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
Location. 37° 13.763′ N, 78° 26.551′ W. Marker is near Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is at the intersection of Farmville Road (
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U.S. 15) and Worsham Road (County Route 665), on the right when traveling north on Farmville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Providence (here, next to this marker); History of Worsham (here, next to this marker); Randolph-Macon Medical School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Slate Hill Plantation (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Beneficial Benevolent Society of the Loving Sisters and Brothers of Hampden County (approx. one mile away); Kingsville (approx. 1.1 miles away); French's Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Birthplace (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
US Rt 15 (facing north) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
2. US Rt 15 (facing north)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 853 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on February 13, 2021, by Jason R. Surratt of Aurora, Colorado. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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