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Hampton in York County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Big Bethel UDC Monument

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 20, 2013
1. Big Bethel UDC Monument
Inscription.  Bethel 1861

To commemorate the Battle of Bethel, June 10, 1861. The first conflict between the Confederate and Federal land forces and in memory of Henry A. Wyatt, Private Co. A, 1st Regiment North Carolina Volunteers. The first Confederate soldier to fall in actual battle.

Bethel 1905
 
Erected 1905 by Bethel Monument Associations of North Carolina.
 
Topics and series. This memorial monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
 
Location. 37° 5.613′ N, 76° 25.518′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia, in York County. Memorial is on Big Bethel Road south of 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling south. The monument is located on Federal property (Langley Air Force Base) secured by a chain link fence. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23665, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Big Bethel Church and Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Big Bethel (about 700
Big Bethel UDC Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 20, 2013
2. Big Bethel UDC Monument
feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Big Bethel (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Big Bethel (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Big Bethel (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Big Bethel (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Big Bethel (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Big Bethel (about 800 feet away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 726 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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