Flight of Jefferson DavisThe Piedmont Railroad, chartered in 1862, linked Danville, Virginia, with Greensboro, North Carolina. Work began on the road that autumn in Danville, but wartime labor and supply shortages impeded progress on the 48-mile-long line, which did not extend here to Reidsville until late in 1863. Passenger service between the two towns began on December 21, and the railroad was completed to Greensboro in May 1864. For the remainder of the war it was a vital supply line from North Carolina to Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
|Series||This marker is part of the North Carolina Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||North Carolina Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 5:58pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 620020 N 4024554|
|Decimal Degrees||36.35860000, -79.66228333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 21.516', W 79° 39.737'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 21' 30.96" N, 79° 39' 44.22" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 349-413 State Rd 2549, Reidsville NC 27320, US|
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