Prince George in Prince George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Prince George Court House
”Destroy both those roads”
—Wilson – Kautz Raid —
”Left camp at daybreak with five days rations; had been up nearly all night making preparations…. We were informed that we must make our five days’ rations last ten days. Wagonloads of provisions had been sent out to supply the officers. Several of us clubbed together and bought enough coffee and sugar to last us…. A
Sidebar: The present Prince George County courthouse, with its 1929 arcade, was completed in 1884 to replace the 1810 courthouse that Federal troops burned in 1864. The older building, which was restored after the war but later demolished, stood about a quarter-mile west.
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 37° 13.255′ N, 77° 17.237′ W. Marker is in Prince George, Virginia, in Prince George County. Marker is on Courthouse Road (Virginia Route 106), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is one of two Civil War Trail markers located near the Court House. Marker is in this post office area: Prince George VA 23875, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Prince George Court House (here, next to this marker); Confederate Soldiers of Prince George Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); History at Prince George Courthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jordan's Point (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bailey's Creek (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Beefsteak Raid (approx. 2.6 miles away); New Bohemia, VA (approx. 3.1 miles away); In Defense of the Nation (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prince George.
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a sketch of Union cavalrymen by Edwin Forbes, and photographs of Generals U.S. Grant, James H. Wilson and August V. Kautz.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a Virtual Tour by Markers of the Wilson-Kautz Raid.
Also see . . . Southside Virginia & Lee's Retreat. Wilson-Kautz Raid. Civil War Traveler website. (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Notable Places • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 825 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.