Hampton in York County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Big Bethel UDC Monument
To commemorate the Battle of Bethel, June 10, 1861. The first conflict between the Confederate and Federal land forces and in memory of Henry A. Wyatt, Private Co. A, 1st Regiment North Carolina Volunteers. The first Confederate soldier to fall in actual battle.
Erected 1905 by Bethel Monument Associations of North Carolina.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 37° 5.613′ N, 76° 25.518′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Big Bethel Road south of 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The monument is located on Federal property (Langley Air Force Base) secured by a chain link fence. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23665, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Big Bethel Church and Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Big Bethel Union Monument (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Big Bethel (about 800 feet away); Henry Lawson Wyatt Battle of Big Bethel (approx. 0.2 miles away); York County / Warwick County (approx. 1.9 miles away); Chesterville Plantation (approx. 2.5 miles away); National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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