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Wylliesburg, Virginia Historical Markers

 
Barnesville Hwy & Jackson-Vaughan Rd (facing south) image, Touch for more information
By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
Barnesville Hwy & Jackson-Vaughan Rd (facing south)
Virginia (Charlotte County), Wylliesburg — M-9 — Paul Carrington
Member of House of Burgesses, 1765-1775, of Virginia conventions, 1774-1788, including Constitutional Conventions, of first Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia. A founder of Hampden-Sydney College. Lived and is buried at Mulberry Hill nearby. — Map (db m31864) HM
Virginia (Charlotte County), Wylliesburg — F-80 — Roanoke Plantation
Nine miles west is Roanoke, home of John Randolph, a member of the House of Representatives for many years, and Senator. Randolph at first was Jefferson's lieutenant and later on an opponent and critic, but he never lost the love of his . . . — Map (db m31860) HM
Virginia (Charlotte County), Wylliesburg — F-82 — Staunton Bridge Action
The railroad bridge over Staunton River, nine miles west, was held by a body of Confederate reserves and citizens from Halifax, Charlotte and Mecklenburg counties against Union cavalry raiding to destroy railroads, June 25, 1864. When the Unionists . . . — Map (db m31862) HM
Virginia (Charlotte County), Wylliesburg — FR-28 — War of 1812 Opposition — John Randolph
The War of 1812 sparked intense opposition. In Congress, the Federalist Party unanimously opposed the declaration of war passed in June 1812. Among the war’s most outspoken critics was Virginia Republican Congressman John Randolph of nearby . . . — Map (db m107493) HM
Virginia (Charlotte County), Wylliesburg — WylliesburghFirst Rest — Wilson-Kautz Raid
In June 1864, to deny General Robert E. Lee the use of the South Side Railroad and the Richmond and Danville Railroad, General Ulysses S. Grant sent General James H. Wilson and General August V. Kautz south of Petersburg on a cavalry raid to destroy . . . — Map (db m40791) HM

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