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Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Henry Lawson Wyatt

 
 
Henry Lawson Wyatt Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 26, 2010
1. Henry Lawson Wyatt Monument
Inscription.
On this spot June 10, 1861 fell
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
E.J. Hale,
W.E. Kyle,
John H. Thorpe,
W.B. Taylor, R.H. Hicks.
Commissioners

 
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 walking distance of this marker. Battle of Big Bethel (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 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); a different marker also named Battle of Big Bethel (within shouting
Henry Lawson Wyatt Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 26, 2010
2. Henry Lawson Wyatt Monument
distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Big Bethel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Big Bethel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Big Bethel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Big Bethel (within shouting distance of this marker). 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
 
Henry Lawson Wyatt Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 26, 2010
3. Henry Lawson Wyatt Monument
Battle of Big Bethel markers image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 26, 2010
4. Battle of Big Bethel markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,838 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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