Prince George in Prince George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Prince George Court House
Long, Hot March
—Lee Vs. Grant - The 1864 Campaign —
“At three P.M. under a sweltering sun, our march was resumed in the direction of Petersburg. Great destruction of property was visible on the march. People, frightened by the advance of the Yankee army, had forsaken their houses and fled. Such places were destroyed. Had the inhabitants remained at home, the house, at least, would not have been molested. About sundown we passed Prince George Court House….With great difficulty the boys obtained water for their coffee, most of them being compelled to take it from the tracks of horses where they had been led to watering, in the swamps nearby.”
- Chaplain Louis N. Boudrye, 5th New York Cavalry.
The new Prince George Courthouse is the fifth such building to serve the county since 1655. The third courthouse was destroyed between
(Sidebar Quote): “[The troops] suffered much from thirst, and at one time my tongue actually hung out and was covered with dust, I could spit cotton without exaggeration.”
- Union soldier, June 1864
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 37° 13.253′ 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 marker displays portraits of Gens. Burnside and Warren in the upper center. A map showing the Civil War Trails tour route and related civil war sites is on the right side of the marker.
Also see . . . Civil War Trails – Lee vs. Grant: The 1864 Overland Campaign Tour. (Submitted on March 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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