A Wild And Desolate SceneThe 1st West Virginia Cavalry arrived and were ordered to charge the Confederate cannon on this side of the bridge. Seeing the West Virginians in their front, Confederate Captain William Tanner ordered the cannon to fire its last two shots before the gun was captured. Immediately thereafter, the West Virginians, supported by portions of Custer's brigade, began storming through the long line of wagons. In some instances they were ordered to shoot the lead horses of the wagon train, putting a halt to their escape, while collecting their bounty and setting fire to many Confederate wagons.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 287532 N 4401657|
|Decimal Degrees||39.73835000, -77.47950000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 44.301', W 77° 28.770'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 44' 18.06" N, 77° 28' 46.2" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Can be seen from road?||Yes|
|Is marker in the median?||No|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 14218-14286 Charmian Rd, Waynesboro PA 17268, US|
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