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

The Cattle (Beefsteak) Raid

 
 
The Cattle (Beefsteak) Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
1. The Cattle (Beefsteak) Raid Marker
Inscription.  One mile southwest, on September 16, 1864, General Wade Hampton's Confederate Cavalry herded about 2500 head of captured cattle across the Nottoway River, while two miles northwest, at Belsches' Mill, Federal troops sent to recapture the cattle were intercepted and repulsed.
 
Erected 1962 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number UO-5.)
 
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 month for this entry is September 1885.
 
Location. 36° 59.426′ N, 77° 15.287′ W. Marker is near Sussex, Virginia, in Sussex County. Marker is on Jerusalem Plank Road (Virginia Route 35) 0.1 miles south of Courthouse Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waverly VA 23890, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prince George County / Sussex County (approx. 4.4 miles away); Sussex County Confederate Monument (approx. 5.4 miles away); Sussex County War Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away);
Jerusalem Plank Road (facing south) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
2. Jerusalem Plank Road (facing south)
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Sussex County Courthouse (approx. 5.4 miles away); a different marker also named Prince George County / Sussex County (approx. 7.6 miles away); Hunting Quarter Baptist Church (approx. 8.1 miles away); Reams Station (approx. 8.2 miles away); History At Stony Creek (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sussex.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers relating to the Beefsteak Raid.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Beefsteak Raid. Siege of Petersburg online (Submitted on January 3, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Wade Hampton and the Great Beefsteak Raid. Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton website by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. (Submitted on January 3, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

3. Beefsteak Raid. Wikipedia (Submitted on November 14, 2021.) 
 
Jerusalem Plank Road (facing north) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
3. Jerusalem Plank Road (facing north)
The Nottoway River (one mile southwest) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
4. The Nottoway River (one mile southwest)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,457 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 25, 2022