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Wylliesburg in Charlotte County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Staunton Bridge Action

 
 
Staunton Bridge Action Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
1. Staunton Bridge Action Marker
Inscription. The railroad bridge over Staunton River, nine miles west, was held by a body of Confederate reserves and citizens from Halifax, Charlotte and Mecklenburg counties against Union cavalry raiding to destroy railroads, June 25, 1864. When the Unionists attempted to burn the bridge, they were repulsed. Meanwhile Confederate cavalry attacked from the rear. Thereupon the raiders retreated to Grant's army at Petersburg.
 
Erected 1934 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number F 82.)
 
Location. 36° 51.56′ N, 78° 35.359′ W. Marker is in Wylliesburg, Virginia, in Charlotte County. Marker is on Barnesville Highway (U.S. 15) 0.3 miles north of Jackson-Vaughan Road (County Route 607), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wylliesburg VA 23976, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roanoke Plantation (here, next to this marker); Paul Carrington (approx. mile away); Wylliesburgh (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charlotte County / Mecklenburg County (approx. 4 miles away); Carrington's Mill
Barnesville Hwy (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
2. Barnesville Hwy (facing south)
(approx. 6.4 miles away); The Battle of Staunton River Bridge (approx. 6.4 miles away); Salem School (approx. 6.8 miles away); Thyne Institute (approx. 7.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wylliesburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Staunton River Bridge. CWSAC Battle Summary (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Historic Staunton River Foundation & Staunton River Battlefield State Park. (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Staunton River Battlefield State Park. Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 626 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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