Doswell in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Run for Safety
May 24, 1864 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
— Blue Trail —
Many were unable to reach the safety within the forest and were captured. Although fortunate to survive the battle unhurt, captivity in Confederate prison camps proved more deadly than the ﬁght at Ox Ford. Over 80 men of Ledlie's Brigade were sent to the prison camp at Andersonville, Georgia. Antonio Phillips and Lyman Bryant were the ﬁrst two of the captives from the 57th Massachusetts to die, both on the same day in July 1864. Ironically, Phillips was a resident of Oxford, Massachusetts, leaving behind six children.
Edward A. Walton, a machinist from Worcester, was next to perish on August 10th, “of cruel neglect, exposure, and
Egbert S. Jacquins died only ﬁve days later. John A. Paine was the last to fall, leaving behind a wife and ﬁve children. He died of starvation on September 10, 1864, only days before the seventh birthday of his daughter, Ida. Reported killed at Ox Ford, Paine’s family never knew until after the war he had survived the battle only to perish at Andersonville.
(upper right) The Confederate prison camp at Andersonville, Georgia: Near the main gate.
(lower right) Phillips, Walton, Jacquins, and Paine are buried in the National Cemetery at Andersonville
Presented to the people of the United States by Bryan Hagen of Virginia and Ben Hagen of Minnesota.
Erected 2014 by Blue & Gray Education Society, Hanover County Parks and Recreation Department. (Marker Number Stop 3.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 24, 1864.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11576 Verdon Road, Doswell VA 23047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Like the Coming of a Cyclone (within shouting distance of this marker); The Heart of Dixie (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Men From Massachusetts (about 400 feet away); Grant Reacts (about 400 feet away); "Come on to Richmond" (about 500 feet away); "Save yourselves if you can" (about 700 feet away); One Brigade Alone (about 700 feet away); The Inverted V (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doswell.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. North Anna Battlefield Park "Blue Trail" Markers
Also see . . .
1. North Anna Battlefield Park. Hanover County Parks & Recreation (Submitted on July 3, 2014.)
2. The Battle of North Anna. Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park (Submitted on February 25, 2020.)
3. North Anna. American Battlefield Trust (Submitted on February 25, 2020.)
4. North Anna Battlefield Park Sign Project. Blue (Submitted on February 26, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2014, by Art Taylor of Beaverdam, Va 23015. This page has been viewed 568 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 24, 2020, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 2. submitted on February 26, 2020. 3. submitted on October 27, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 4. submitted on February 25, 2020, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.