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Camptown in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Blackwater Line - Franklin

 
 
Blackwater Line - Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
1. Blackwater Line - Franklin Marker
Inscription.  A major Blackwater River crossing was located here at Franklin during the Civil War. Confederate forces guarded the crossing from 1862 to the end of the war as part of the Blackwater defensive line. Several skirmishes were fought around the pontoon bridge here in 1862 and 1863. During the morning 11 April 1863, Confederate Maj. Gen. John Bell Hood's division crossed the river on the bridge on its way to aid Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's seige of Suffolk. Hood's division recrossed here on 4 May 1863 after the end of the siege.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UT-20.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 11, 1863.
 
Location. 36° 40.901′ N, 76° 55.026′ W. Marker is in Camptown, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker is on Carrsville Highway (U.S. 258), on the right when traveling north. Located between East Street and Jamestown Lane (County Road 691) northeast side of Blackwater River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 485 Carrsville Hwy, Franklin VA 23851, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Blackwater Line - Franklin Marker seen looking north along US 258 / 58 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
2. Blackwater Line - Franklin Marker seen looking north along US 258 / 58
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are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Manufacturing Company (here, next to this marker); Lyons State Theatre (approx. half a mile away); The Flood of September 1999 (approx. half a mile away); Franklin (approx. half a mile away); The Age of Gasoline (approx. half a mile away); Recovery and Progress (approx. half a mile away); War Comes to the Blackwater (approx. half a mile away); "Can't Is Not in the Camp's Vocabulary" (approx. half a mile away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. see the relationship, marker shown.
 
Blackwater Line - Franklin Marker (r) shares location with Camp Manufacturing Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
3. Blackwater Line - Franklin Marker (r) shares location with Camp Manufacturing Company Marker
Blackwater river bridge seen here in distant background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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