Jackson in Northampton County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Jackson
Caught Bathing at Boone's Mill
Not all the Confederates were caught with their clothes off, however. Four companies of the 24th North Carolina Infantry were entrenched near the millpond, while Ransom had eight companies of the 49th North Carolina in reserve. The Confederates also had two Macon Light Artillery guns. Skirmishers advanced against the Federals, but the 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry and two guns from Stewart's Mounted Battery soon pushed them back. As the Pennsylvanians formed for a mounted attack, Spear arrived with the 10th New York Mounted Rifles. The other seven guns of the Federal battery joined the shelling of the earthworks. After the artillery barrage, Spear's flanking attempts failed on the Confederate left and right. Since it was late in the day and his force was in an isolated
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 36° 22.646′ N, 77° 27.152′ W. Marker is in Jackson, North Carolina, in Northampton County. Marker is on U.S. 158 half a mile west of Barrows Mill Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson NC 27845, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boon's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry K. Burgwyn (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sir Archie (approx. ¾ mile away); Thomas Bragg (approx. 2 miles away); Northampton County Courthouse (approx. 2 miles away); Matt W. Ransom Caledonia (approx. 7½ miles away); Halifax Runaway Ads (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2011, by Dave Twamley of Durham, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 872 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2011, by Dave Twamley of Durham, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.