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Near Heaters in Braxton County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Skirmish at Salt Lick Bridge

 
 
Skirmish at Salt Lick Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
1. Skirmish at Salt Lick Bridge Marker
Inscription.  On October 13, 1863, Confederate troops under Col. W. L. "Mudwall" Jackson attacked Union forces at Bulltown, where they were repulsed by elements of the 6th and 11th WV infantries. Compelled to withdraw, Jackson’s men retreated to Salt Lick Bridge and camped overnight. After a brief skirmish with part of the 4th WV Cavalry on October 14, their retreat continued unhindered.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 46.1′ N, 80° 36.963′ W. Marker is near Heaters, West Virginia, in Braxton County. Marker is at the intersection of Gauley Turnpike (U.S. 19) and Corley Caress Road, on the right when traveling north on Gauley Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Heaters WV 26627, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bulltown / Bulltown Battle (approx. 3 miles away); Battle of Bulltown (approx. 3.4 miles away); Town of Burnsville (approx. 6.8 miles away);
Skirmish at Salt Lick Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Skirmish at Salt Lick Bridge Marker
Lewis County / Braxton County (approx. 7˝ miles away); The War and Suttonville (approx. 8.8 miles away); The Burning of Suttonville (approx. 8.9 miles away); Braxton County/Gilmore County (approx. 8.9 miles away); Fort Pickens (approx. 9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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