Just to the north of the road here, at old Sycamore Church, Wade Hampton, coming from the south, attacked the Union cavalry guarding Grant's beef cattle, September 16, 1864. The Unionists were overpowered; Hampton, rounding up 2,500 beeves, succeeded in escaping with them across the Blackwater and into Lee's lines.
Geographic Location: Prince George County
Physical Description of Location: Southwest corner of intersection between Old State Road (State Route 609) and Heritage Road (State Route 635), Blackwater, VA 23875.
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