"Jumping out of bed"The war seemed far from Franklin when Union forces captured Roanoke Island and the North Carolina Sounds in February 1862. In May, however, when they occupied Norfolk and Suffolk to control both coastal Virginia and North Carolina, suddenly the war was only twenty miles away. Soon recognizing Franklin as "one of the great thoroughfares [of] the army of General Lee, as regards provision," the Federals were determined to disrupt the supply line.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virgina Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 7:18pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 328485 N 4060458|
|Decimal Degrees||36.67430000, -76.91938333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 40.458', W 76° 55.163'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 40' 27.48" N, 76° 55' 9.78" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 398 US-258, Franklin VA 23851, US|
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