Near Upperville in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Attack at Goose Creek Bridge
“Take That Bridge At All Hazards”
—Prelude to Gettysburg —
History of Goose Creek Bridge. Built between 1801 and 1803 during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, this elegant four-arch bridge
Erected by Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 58.935′ N, 77° 49.259′ W. Marker is near Upperville, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on Lemmons Bottom Road north of John S. Bosby Highway (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is North of US 50, on Lemmons Bottom Road, between Middleburg and Upperville. State route 832 as depicted on the Google maps is inaccurate, being closed to traffic some 0.2 mile from the main road. US 50 more or less parallels the Loudoun-Fauquier County line along this point, but the marker is in Loudoun County. The turn onto Lemmons Bottom Road is on the north side of US 50 opposite the intersection of Crenshaw Road. Marker is in this post office area: Upperville VA 20184, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rector House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rector’s Crossroads (approx. Mosby’s Rangers (approx. 0.9 miles away); Welbourne (approx. 0.9 miles away); History of St. Louis (approx. 2.8 miles away); Battle of Unison (approx. 2.8 miles away); Upperville (approx. 2.8 miles away); Battle of Middleburg (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upperville.
More about this marker. The marker also displays a map of the action, as well as pictures of Nehemiah H. Mann, leader of the 4th New York cavalry, and Captain Marcellus N. Moorman, commanding Moorman’s Confederate battery.
Regarding Attack at Goose Creek Bridge. The short battle at Goose Creek Bridge was part of a five day running cavalry fight in mid June 1863, all along Ashby’s Gap Road, modern US 50. These actions were a result of Confederate General R. E. Lee’s movements North, leading to the Gettysburg campaign. Confederate Cavalry under General Stuart screened the main parts of the Army of Northern Virginia from being observed by Federal forces. The Federal cavalry under General Pleasonton attempted repeatedly
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Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,424 times since then and 112 times this year. Last updated on July 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on November 29, 2008, by Andrew Mickert of Round Hill, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.