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Tarleton's Movements

 
 
Tarleton's Movements Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
1. Tarleton's Movements Marker
Inscription.  At this point Tarleton, the British cavalryman, crossed the Meherrin River, May 14, 1781. Sent ahead of Cornwallis's army, he had raided through Southampton and Greensville counties.
 
Erected 1931 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number UM-40.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 14, 1956.
 
Location. 36° 41.373′ N, 77° 32.48′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Virginia. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 301) 0.1 miles north of Battery Avenue, on the right when traveling north. 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. Meherrin River Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Hicksford Raid (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shiloh Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); Hicksford Raid Monument (about 600 feet away); Emporia – Greensville Veteran War Memorial
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(about 600 feet away); Benjamin D. Tillar, Jr. (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.
 
South Main Street (facing north) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
2. South Main Street (facing north)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 959 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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