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Near Prince George in Prince George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Cattle Raid

 
 
The Cattle Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
1. The Cattle Raid Marker
Inscription.  Just to the north of the road here, at old Sycamore Church, Wade Hampton, coming from the south, attacked the Union cavalry guarding Grant's beef cattle, September 16, 1864. The Unionists were overpowered; Hampton, rounding up 2,500 beeves, succeeded in escaping with them across the Blackwater and into Lee's lines.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number K-211.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 16, 1607.
 
Location. 37° 14.034′ N, 77° 11.099′ W. Marker is near Prince George, Virginia, in Prince George County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Stage Road and Heritage Road, on the right when traveling east on Old Stage Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prince George VA 23875, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Powell's Creek (approx. 2.1 miles away); Flowerdew Hundred (approx. 2.1 miles away); Merchant's Hope Church
Old Stage Road & Heritage Road, Prince George, Va. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
2. Old Stage Road & Heritage Road, Prince George, Va.
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(approx. 2½ miles away); The Beefsteak Raid (approx. 3½ miles away); Bailey's Creek (approx. 3½ miles away); Jordan's Point (approx. 3½ miles away); Evergreen (approx. 4.6 miles away); Richard Bland (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prince George.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Beefsteak Raid. The Siege of Petersburg Online (Submitted on November 11, 2021.) 

2. Wade Hampton and the Great Beefsteak Raid. Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton Camp No. 273 S.C.V. (Submitted on April 7, 2009.) 

3. Beefsteak Raid. Wikipedia (Submitted on November 11, 2021.) 
 
Cattle Raid image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alfred R. Waud, September 16, 1864
3. Cattle Raid
Confederate cattle raid Sept. 16th 1864. Genl. Wade Hampden [sic] suddenly appeared at Coggins point in the rear of the army, on the James river, and carried off the entire beef supply, about 2500 head of cattle. The rebel soldiers were much inclined to joke with the pickets on the loss of their meat rations; the Union men, on the other hand, thanked them heartily for removing the tough remnants of herds that had been driven behind the army all summer and which were at once replaced by a fresh stock much fitter for the table. Library of Congress LC-DIG-ppmsca-22447
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,004 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on November 11, 2021.

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May. 22, 2022