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Midlothian in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Union Raid On Coalfield Station

 
 
Union Raid On Coalfield Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. Union Raid On Coalfield Station Marker
Inscription.  On the first day of Union Brig. Gen. August V. Kautz's second raid (12-17 May 1864) on Confederate railroads around Richmond, 3,000 cavalrymen rode northwest from Bermuda Hundred and passed Chesterfield Court House at 1:00 P.M. Arriving about midnight at Midlothian's Coalfield Station on the Richmond and Danville Railroad, a quarter-mile north, they cut telegraph lines and burned the depot, woodsheds, and railroad cars. They destroyed the tracks using tools from nearby coal mines. Maj. Samuel P. Wetherill, 11th Pa. Cav., intervened to rescind the orders to set the coal mines afire.
 
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O-47.)
 
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.
 
Location. 37° 30.152′ N, 77° 38.847′ W. Marker is in Midlothian, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Midlothian Turnpike (U.S. 60) 0.2 miles east of Coalfield Road, on
Midlothian Turnpike (facing east) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. Midlothian Turnpike (facing east)
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the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midlothian VA 23113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salisbury (here, next to this marker); Midlothian Coal Mines (a few steps from this marker); Winfree Memorial Baptist Church - Midlothian Mine Disaster (approx. 0.3 miles away); Midlothian Elementary School (approx. half a mile away); Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midlothian.
 
Also see . . .  Mid-Lothian Mines & Rail Roads Foundation. (Submitted on May 17, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,397 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 25, 2022