Mathews in Mathews County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Civil War In Mathews County
Confederate Soldiers and Sailors
From Mathews County Confederate Navy Capt. John Taylor Wood and Acting Master John Yates Beall raided commercial vessels. On the nights August 22-23, 1863, Wood captured the Union steamers Reliance and Satellite off Windmill Point on the Rappahannock River. Wood, commanding Satellite, returned to the river's mouth on August 25 and captured, stripped, and destroyed the Federal schooners Golden Rod, Coquette, and Two Brothers. During the same
(lower left) Mathews County Courthouse, photo ca. 1894 - Courtesy Mathews County Historical Society
(upper right) Acting Master John Y. Beall Courtesy West Virginia State Archives; Capt. John T. Wood Courtesy U.S. Naval Historical Center
Erected 2014 by Virginia Civil WarTrails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 37° 26.01′ N, 76° 19.309′ W. Marker is in Mathews, Virginia, in Mathews County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street (Virginia Route 1002) and Church Street (Virginia Route 611), on the right when traveling south on Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mathews VA 23109, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mathews County Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); Fort Cricket Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Mathews County Courthouse Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Sally L. Tompkins, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Kingston Parish Glebe (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fitchett's Wharf (approx. 1.7 miles away); Captain Sally L. Tompkins, C.S.A. Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kingston Parish (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mathews.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.