"That little stream has ... saved us"To protect Richmond from a Union attack from Suffolk, Confederate authorities fortified the Blackwater River in 1862. You are standing on the Blackwater Line. The intermittent earthworks stretched fifty miles from north of Zuni to the North Carolina border. Up to 9,000 troops were stationed along the Blackwater Line during the next two years. Despite occasional shelling and skirmishing, the Federals failed to cross the river.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:59pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 328484 N 4060462|
|Decimal Degrees||36.67433333, -76.91940000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 40.46', W 76° 55.164'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 40' 27.60" N, 76° 55' 9.84" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 398 US-258, Franklin VA 23851, US|
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