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

Hicksford Raid Monument

 
 
Hicksford Raid Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 17, 2011
1. Hicksford Raid Monument
Inscription.  On this site December 9, 1864 Union General Gouvereur K. Warren with 28,000 troops at his command clashed with troops of Confederate Generals Wade Hampton and Wm. H. F. Lee, in a failed attempt to destroy the railroad bridge and tracks going south. At the end of the day they were still in Confederate hands. It is to these men, both Confederate and Union who fought and died for their beliefs we dedicate this Field of Battle.

J.R. Chambliss Camp 1779
Sons of Confederate Veterans
 
Erected 2010 by Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list.
 
Location. 36° 41.327′ N, 77° 32.381′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Battery Avenue east of South Main Street (U.S. 301). This monument is located in Veterans Memorial Park. 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
SCV Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 17, 2011
2. SCV Monument
. Shiloh Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Emporia – Greensville Veteran War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tarleton's Movements (about 600 feet away); Hicksford Raid (about 800 feet away); Benjamin D. Tillar, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Hicks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chaplain Thomas M. Bulla (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greensville County (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emporia.
 
More about this monument. General Gouverneur K. Warren's name is misspelled.
 
Meherrin River Railroad Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 17, 2011
3. Meherrin River Railroad Bridge
The object of the Hicksford Raid was to destroy the Petersburg & Weldon Railroad Bridge.
Meherrin River Railroad Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
4. Meherrin River Railroad Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 746 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 18, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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Nov. 30, 2020