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Emporia, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Grave of Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr.

 
 
Grave of Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
1. Grave of Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  Brig. Gen. John Randolph Chambliss, Jr., C.S.A., is buried just west of here. Born in Hicksford (present-day Emporia) on 23 January 1833, Chambliss graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1853. During the Civil War, he commanded the 41st Virginia Infantry Regiment in the Seven Days' campaign. He next led the 13th Virginia Cavalry and served under J. E. B. Stuart. Chambliss was killed in an engagement on the Charles City Road east of Richmond on 16 August 1864. His former West Point schoolmate, Union Brig. Gen. David M. Gregg, took charge of the body and sent it home.
 
Erected 1993 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UM-38.)
 
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 January 23, 1833.
 
Location. 36° 41.109′ N, 77° 32.598′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Virginia. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 301) 0.1 miles south of Brunswick Avenue, on the right when traveling
South Main Street (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
2. South Main Street (facing south)
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south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emporia VA 23847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Masonic Lodges (within shouting distance of this marker); Gordon Linwood Vincent (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans of the 1914-1918 World War I (about 500 feet away); General Edward E. Goodwyn (about 700 feet away); Confederate Soldiers of Greensville County (about 700 feet away); Greensville County (about 700 feet away); Chaplain Thomas M. Bulla (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Hicks (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emporia.
 
Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr. (08/23/1833–10/16/1864) image. Click for full size.
3. Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr. (08/23/1833–10/16/1864)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,173 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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