(Representation)The vessel and wagon you see before you are a representation of an idea by one of the most illustrious military men to fight in Middlesex County during the Civil War, John Taylor Wood. The grandson of Zachery Taylor and the nephew of Jefferson Davis, Wood was an accomplished soldier and brilliant tactician. When it became evident that the South was sorely lacking in both supplies and vessels, Wood came up with a plan to rectify these shortcomings. At Rockett's Shipyard in Richmond, he had four boarding cutters built that resembled whaleboats. Not only were the boats fast under oar power, they were light and fit easily on supply wagons. The idea was to use the wagons to carry the cutters to remote areas, launch them, and then sneak under cover of darkness on unsuspecting Union vessels, capturing the boats and their cargo.
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|Placed By||Deltaville Maritime Museum|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 382999 N 4156919|
|Decimal Degrees||37.55186667, -76.32456667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 33.112', W 76° 19.474'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 33' 6.72" N, 76° 19' 28.44" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 81-299 Orchard Ln, Deltaville VA 23043, US|
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