Mathews in Mathews County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Civil War In Mathews County
Confederate Soldiers and Sailors
From Mathews County Confederate Navy Capt. John Taylor Wood and Acting Master John Yates Beall raided commercial vessels. On the nights August 22-23, 1863, Wood captured the Union steamers Reliance and Satellite off Windmill Point on the Rappahannock River. Wood, commanding Satellite,
(lower left) Mathews County Courthouse, photo ca. 1894 - Courtesy Mathews County Historical Society
(upper right) Acting Master John Y. Beall Courtesy West Virginia State Archives; Capt. John T. Wood Courtesy U.S. Naval Historical Center
Erected 2014 by Virginia Civil WarTrails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 9, 1865.
Location. 37° 26.01′ N, 76° 19.309′ W. Marker is in Mathews, Virginia, in Mathews County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street (Virginia Route 1002) and Church Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 Court St, Mathews VA 23109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mathews County Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); Fort Cricket Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Mathews County Courthouse Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Sally L. Tompkins, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Tompkins Cottage Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Hunter (Rosenwald) School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Kingston Parish Glebe (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mathews.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 806 times since then and 108 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.