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Near Farmville in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Campaign of 1781

 
 
Campaign of 1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
1. Campaign of 1781 Marker
Inscription. In 1781, British Gen. Charles Cornwallis ordered cavalry commander Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton to raid Southside Virginia to seize or destroy private and public supplies of ammunition, clothing, and food. On 9 July, Tarleton left Cobham in Surry County. As he later wrote, his force "soon reached Petersburg, advanced to Prince-Edward court house, and thence towards the river Dan.... [After] A halt of two days in Bedford county ....[Tarleton resumed] his march, by a different route, towards the royal army.... [and] joined the King's troops at Suffolk" on 24 July, ending the about 400-mile raid.
 
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-72.)
 
Location. 37° 13.763′ N, 78° 26.551′ W. Marker is near Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is at the intersection of Farmville Road (U.S. 15) and Worsham Road (County Route 665), on the right when traveling north on Farmville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Providence (here, next to this marker); History of Worsham (here, next to this marker); Randolph-Macon Medical School
US Rt 15 (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
2. US Rt 15 (facing north)
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Slate Hill Plantation (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kingsville (approx. 1.1 miles away); French's Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Birthplace (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hampden-Sydney College (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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