Roger Atkinson Pryor

Roger Atkinson Pryor (HM9L7)

Location: Crewe, VA 23930 Nottoway County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 10.612', W 78° 7.65'

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(19 July 1828 - 14 Mar. 1919)

Roger A. Pryor was reared at Old Place near present-day Crewe. A lawyer and newspaper editor, he won election to the House of Representatives in 1859 and resigned in 1861. He agitated for secession in Charleston, S.C., and before the attack on Fort Sumter declined the opportunity to fire the first shot. Elected to the Provisional Confederate Congress, he resigned to command the 3d Va. Infantry, and was promoted to brigadier general in 1862. When his brigade was dismantled in 1863, he served as a scout until captured in 1864. After the war he moved to New York and in 1896 was appointed a justice to the New York Supreme Court.
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HM NumberHM9L7
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Marker NumberM-22
Year Placed1957
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 12:30am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 755019 N 4118357
Decimal Degrees37.17686667, -78.12750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.612', W 78° 7.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 36.72" N, 78° 7' 39.00" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 E Virginia Ave, Crewe VA 23930, US
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