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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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is December 12, 1862.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin VA 23851, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Joyner's Ford Marker (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
2. Joyner's Ford Marker (facing east)
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. John Beverley Rose (approx. 3.1 miles away); Camp Family Homestead (approx. 3˝ miles away); Blackwater Line - Franklin (approx. 3.6 miles away); Camp Manufacturing Company (approx. 3.6 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away); Franklin Memorial Park (approx. 3.8 miles away); Lyons State Theatre (approx. 4 miles away); The Flood of September 1999 (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Blackwater River image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
3. Blackwater River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,328 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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