Federal Incursions in Mathews CountyAlthough no major battles were fought in Mathews County, Union forces made several incursions during the war. One occurred in November 1862 to disrupt salt production and "contraband [military supplies] trade" with Maryland Confederates. It included a detachment of the 52nd Pennsylvania Infantry under Maj. John B. Conyngham, as well as naval vessels under Cmdr. Foxhall A. Parker. The raiders destroyed numerous vessels and salt works. On November 25, a Federal gunboat destroyed a Confederate gunboat construction site on the North River.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil WarTrails|
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|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:50am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 372251 N 4147650|
|Decimal Degrees||37.46691667, -76.44460000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 28.015', W 76° 26.676'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 28' 0.90" N, 76° 26' 40.56" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1140-1198 Windsor Rd, North VA 23128, US|
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