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Bent Creek in Appomattox County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Diuguidsville

 
 
Diuguidsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
1. Diuguidsville Marker
Inscription. The town of Diuguidsville established in 1792 by the Virginia General Assembly was named for William Diuguid 1717-1764 immigrant to Buckingham County in 1745 from Aberdeen, Scotland. He was a first cousin of Patrick Henry and father of Capt. William Diuguid, Revolutionary War soldier and one of the first trustees of the town. In March 1865 the townspeople of Diuguidsville burned the covered bridge here to prevent Gen. Philip Sheridan and troops from crossing the swollen river on their way to meet Gen. Grant. Diuguidsville was a flourishing town until the Civil War when it ceased to exist because of the decline of river transportation.
 
Location. 37° 32.097′ N, 78° 49.65′ W. Marker is in Bent Creek, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker is at the intersection of Richmond Highway (U.S. 60) and State Highway 26, on the right when traveling south on Richmond Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gladstone VA 24553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nelson County / Amherst County (approx. 5.2 miles away); Boyhood Home of Rev. Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin (1869-1939) (approx. 7.6 miles away); Lee’s Rear Guard
Diuguidsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
2. Diuguidsville Marker
(approx. 9 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Rear Guard (approx. 9 miles away); William Cabell (approx. 9.2 miles away); Buckingham County / Nelson County (approx. 9.2 miles away); Thomas S. Bocock (approx. 9.2 miles away); Confederates Trapped (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Bridge Ruins at Diuguidsville image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
3. Bridge Ruins at Diuguidsville
Next to the modern highway bridge are these piers standing in the James River. Although nothing indicates these are the ruins of the Civil War era bridge, the location matches descriptions from the time period.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,000 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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