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

Hicksford Raid Monument

Hicksford Raid Monument image. Click for full size.
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.
Erected 2010 by J.R. Chambliss Camp 1779, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Topics and series. This historical marker and 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. A significant historical date for this entry is December 9, 1864.
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. Shiloh Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Emporia – Greensville Veteran War Memorial
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(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.
SCV Monument image. Click for full size.
January 17, 2011
2. SCV Monument
Meherrin River Railroad Bridge image. Click for full size.
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.
May 9, 2009
4. Meherrin River Railroad Bridge
Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 914 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 18, 2011.

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