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Near Franklin in Southampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Blackwater Line - Joyner's Ford

 
 
Blackwater Line - Joyner's Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
1. Blackwater Line - Joyner's Ford Marker
Inscription. Confederate forces guarded this Blackwater River crossing from 1862 to the end of the Civil War. On 12 Dec. 1862, Capt. J. H. Sikes and soldiers of Company D, 7th Confederate Cavalry, were captured during a dismounted skirmish with elements of the 13th Indiana Regiment. More than 50 soldiers were reported killed or wounded during this engagement. On 22 Dec. 1862, Union Lt. Col. George Stetzel, 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment, reconnoitered with four companies to Joyner's Ford. Encountering Confederate soldiers across the river, the Federals captured four pickets and a horse.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UT 22.)
 
Location. 36° 44.014′ N, 76° 55.069′ W. Marker is near Franklin, Virginia, in Southampton County. Marker is on Joyners Bridge Road 0.6 miles east of Fowler Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin VA 23851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Family Homestead (approx. 3.5 miles away); Blackwater Line - Franklin (approx. 3.6 miles away); Camp Manufacturing Company (approx. 3.6
Joyner's Ford Marker (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
2. Joyner's Ford Marker (facing east)
miles away); Franklin (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Age of Gasoline (approx. 4.1 miles away); Recovery and Progress (approx. 4.1 miles away); War Comes to the Blackwater (approx. 4.1 miles away); "Can't Is Not in the Camp's Vocabulary" (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Blackwater River image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
3. Blackwater River
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,106 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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