Chase City in Mecklenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
—Wilson-Kautz Raid —
“We found a large quantity of grain … belonging to the Confederate Government; of course we took whatever we needed for our horses.” - Quartermaster Sgt. Roger Hannaford, 2nd Ohio Cavalry
“The rear of my brigade were attacked by small parties of rebels about 5 P.M. But were successfully repulsed.” - Col. Samuel Spear, Commander, 2nd Brigade, Kautz's Division
After the Civil War, emigrants from the North and elsewhere poured into the South, and many Ohioans and Englishmen came to Christiansville. As the town grew, the aldermen decided to change its name to Chase City, honoring the prominent Ohioan
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 36° 48.113′ N, 78° 27.491′ W. Marker is in Chase City, Virginia, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is at the intersection of North Marshall Street and East 4th Street, on the left when traveling south on North Marshall Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chase City VA 23924, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sgt. Earle D. Gregory (approx. ¼ mile away); Thyne Institute (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Thyne Institute (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lunenburg County / Mecklenburg County (approx. 4½ miles away); Charlotte County / Mecklenburg County Mount Horeb Church (approx. 7.9 miles away); West End High School (approx. 7.9 miles away); Paul Carrington (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chase City.
More about this marker. On the lower right is a sketch of a “U.S. Army foraging expedition”. On the lower right is a portrait of “Col. Samuel Spear”. The sidebar contains a photo of “U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, ca. 1873”.
Also see . . . Civil War Traveler - Southside Virginia & Lee's Retreat. Wilson-Kautz Raid. (Submitted on June 22, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.