Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Henry Lawson Wyatt
Henry Lawson Wyatt
Private Company A.
1st North Carolina Regiment
This stone placed here
by the courtesy of
Virginia, is erected by
authority of the State
of North Carolina.
June 10, 1905
John H. Thorpe,
Erected by State of North Carolina.
Location. 37° 5.477′ N, 76° 25.542′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Big Bethel Road (Virginia Route 600) 0.1 miles north of Semple Farm Road. Touch for map. This marker is located just inside the entrance to the Big Bethel Recreation Area. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23666, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Big Bethel (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Big Bethel (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Big Bethel Union Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Big Bethel UDC Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Big Bethel Church and Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); York County / Warwick County (approx. 1.9 miles away); Chesterville Plantation (approx. 2.4 miles away); National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
Also see . . .
1. The First Confederate Soldier Killed In Battle (The Battle of Big Bethel). Southern Historical Society Papers. Vol. XX. Richmond, Va., January-December. 1892. Henry Lawson Wyatt. (Submitted on March 26, 2010.)
2. Battle of Big Bethel. CWSAC Battle Summary (Submitted on March 26, 2010.)
3. Would the First Real KIA Please Stand Up?. Blog entry from historian Michael Hardy noting other claims regarding the honor of being the first killed in the Civil War. (Submitted on May 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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