Rivertowns - Civil War TrailsFour decades after the Civil War, the June 1863 fire at Wrightsville still loomed in Confederate General John Brown Gordon's memory. "The Union Troops stationed at Wrightsville had," he wrote, "after their retreat across it, fired the bridge which I had hoped to secure .... I called on the citizens of Wrightsville for buckets and pails, but none were to be found. There was, however, no lack of buckets and pails a little later, when the town was on fire."
|Series||This marker is part of the Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Civl War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 10:26pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 369260 N 4431698|
|Decimal Degrees||40.02538333, -76.53216667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 1.523', W 76° 31.93'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 1' 31.38" N, 76° 31' 55.80" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 114 Walnut St, Wrightsville PA 17368, US|
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