Burkeville in Nottoway County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
“Destroy both those roads”
Follow in the footsteps of Gens. Wilson and Kautz along the Virginia Civil War Trails Wilson-Kautz Raid, a tour route that allows you to explore more than 40 Civil War sites in southside Virginia. Please drive carefully as you enjoy the beauty and history along our trail.
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 Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. GrantVirginia Civil War Trails series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1864.
Location. 37° 11.353′ N, 78° 12.194′ W. Marker is in Burkeville, Virginia, in Nottoway County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 2nd Street NW (Business U.S. 460) and Maple Road. This marker is located in front of the Burkeville Depot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burkeville VA 23922, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burkeville Junction (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Burkeville Junction (here, next to this marker); Burkeville (within shouting distance of this marker); Ingleside Training Institute (approx. 0.7 miles away); Prince Edward County / Nottoway County (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ella Graham Agnew (approx. 2½ miles away); T. O. Sandy (approx. 2½ miles away); Old Nottoway Meeting House (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burkeville.
More about this marker. On the right is a map of the Wilson-Kautz Raid route with several insets: "Artist Alfred R. Waud's wartime drawing of the Wilson-Kautz Raid."; photos of "Gen. James H. Wilson" and "Gen. August V. Kautz"; a photo with the caption, "Capt. Benjamin L. Farinholt helped to defend Staunton River Bridge from the raiders."; and a photo with the caption, "This communion set was stolen by the raiders from St. John's Church and recovered days later at Ream's Station."
Also see . . . Civil War Traveler - Southside Virginia & Lee's Retreat. Wilson-Kautz Raid. Burkeville Junction. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,207 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 3. submitted on May 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 4. submitted on May 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 5. submitted on April 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on May 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.