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Campaign of 1781 Marker, F-72

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 _x001C_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_x001D_ on 24 July, ending the about 400-mile raid.

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Additional Information: Original Marker Replaced under Replacement Marker Program using Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) Funds. A Federal program enacted into law in 1998.
Date Approved by DHR: 03/08/06
Year On Marker: 2006
Region: Southside Region
Geographic Location: Prince Edward County
Physical Description of Location: Farmville Road (US 15), about 300 feet south of intersection with County Road 665, Hampden Sydney, VA 23901. Marker is on right when traveling north on US 15.
GPS Location: 37.22938442,-78.4425178580
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