AftermathFor the Federals, the Big Bethel expedition ended in complete failure. Casualties totaled 76: 18 killed, 53 wounded, and 5 missing. The Northern press blamed Gen. Benjamin F Butler for ordering his troops into battle with poor preparation and for remaining at Fort Monroe during the battle. Gen. Ebenezer W. Pierce, however, received most of the blame for losing "his presence of mind" during the engagement and failing to coordinate the attacks. Federal officers Theodore Winthrop and John Greble were lionized for their valor and sacrifice.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 373276 N 4105973|
|Decimal Degrees||37.09150000, -76.42591667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 5.49', W 76° 25.555'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 5' 29.4" N, 76° 25' 33.3" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1645 Big Bethel Rd, Hampton VA 23666, US|
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