Blackwater Line - Franklin

Blackwater Line - Franklin (HM1BMC)

Location: Franklin, VA 23851
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 40.901', W 76° 55.026'

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A major Blackwater River crossing waslocated here at Franklin during the CivilWar. Confederate forces guarded the crossingfrom 1862 to the end of the war as partof the Blackwater defensive line. Severalskirmishes were fought around the pontoonbridge here in 1862 and 1863. During themorning 11 April 1863, Confederate Maj.Gen. John Bell Hood's division crossed theriver on the bridge on its way to aidLt. Gen. James Longstreet's seige of Suffolk.Hood's division recrossed here on 4 May 1863after the end of the siege.
Marker NumberUT 20
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 7:59am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 328706 N 4061273
Decimal Degrees36.68168333, -76.91710000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 40.901', W 76° 55.026'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 40' 54.06" N, 76° 55' 1.56" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 485 Carrsville Hwy, Franklin VA 23851, US
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