Near Luray in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
White House Bridge
—1862 Valley Campaign —
Jackson’s Valley Army reached Front Royal May 23. There, aided by spy Belle Boyd, it overwhelmed Banks’ 1,000-man detachment and continued toward Winchester to attack the main Union army, now in full retreat from Strasburg. Jackson’s success was complete. He had defeated and driven Banks from the Valley and alarmed the Lincoln administration. In response to Jackson’s bold moves, a two-pronged Federal advance was to converge at Strasburg in an attempt to cut off Jackson’s line of withdrawal south.
Jackson marched south to escape. Two Federal
White House Bridge takes its name from the small building immediately north of the present-day bridge. This early structure was the first home of pioneer Martin Kauffman. For a time it served as a meeting house where, as a minister, Kauffman served a Mennonite congregation.
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Luray VA 22835, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White House (a few steps from this marker); The Reverend John Roads (Rhodes) (within shouting distance of this marker); Massanutton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Calendine (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mauck Meeting House (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Luray.
More about this marker. In the center of the marker is a campaign map of the Shenandoah Valley with an inset photo of the White House.
Regarding White House Bridge. This marker is one of several detailing Civil War activities in Page County, Virginia. Please see the Page County Civil War Markers link below.
Also see . . .
1. Page County Civil War Markers. (Submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Avenue of Armies: Civil War Sites and Stories of Luray and Page County ,Virginia. (Submitted on March 20, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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