Dinwiddie in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Dinwiddie Court House
— Wilson-Kautz Raid —
“[The Federals] remained until four o’clock occupying themselves during their stay in destroying the county records, liberating prisoners, stealing poultry, etc.” - Confederate news report, Richmond Daily Dispatch, June 24, 1864
“About five p.m.
“At the little village of Dinwiddie Court House, the enemy appeared in greater force, but was repulsed by the Twenty-Second New York, which formed on each side of the road, and as the First Vermont fell back by the road, received the enemy with a sharp fire.” - George G. Benedict, 1st Vermont Cavalry
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1864.
Location. 37° 4.648′ N, 77° 35.241′ W. Marker is in Dinwiddie, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is at the intersection of Sycamore Drive and Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling south on Sycamore Drive. The CWT marker is located on the lawn in front of Dinwiddie Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dinwiddie VA 23841, 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. Early Education in Dinwiddie County (a few steps from this marker); Dinwiddie Confederate Monument (a few steps from this Battle of Dinwiddie Court House (a few steps from this marker); The War of 1812 / Winfield Scott (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scott's Law Office (about 400 feet away); Dinwiddie Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Vaughan Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dinwiddie.
More about this marker. On the lower right is a painting of "Dinwiddie Court House during the Civil War." – The Tharpe Collection
Also see . . .
1. Civil War Traveler. Wilson-Kautz Raid. (Submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. Virginia's Retreat. Wilson-Kautz Raid. (Submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
3. CWSAC Battle Summary. Staunton River Bridge. (Submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,286 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.