Confederate Units and LeadersFort Nonsense is a conspicuous reminder of Mathews County's Civil War history. When war broke out, men between the ages of 21 and 45 were mustered for service in the 61st Virginia Militia Regiment. Company H became known as the Mathews Light Artillery. This unit, commanded by Capt. Andrew Armistead, was assigned to Starke's Battery on the Piankatank River. Company E, under Capt. Robert E. Hudgins, was mustered on October 31, 1861, and was sent to Gloucester Point. Both units disbanded when the Confederates abandoned Gloucester Point on May 4, 1862. Many other Mathews County men served in the 5th Virginia Cavalry, the 26th Virginia Volunteer Infantry, and the Confederate Navy.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil WarTrails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 12:51pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 372274 N 4147526|
|Decimal Degrees||37.46580000, -76.44431667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 27.948', W 76° 26.659'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 27' 56.88" N, 76° 26' 39.54" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1140-1198 Windsor Rd, North VA 23128, US|
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