Caught Bathing at Boone's MillOn July 28, 1863, Union Col. Samuel P. Spear's cavalrymen came thundering through Jackson from Federal-occupied Winton to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Bridge over the Roanoke River at Weldon. Confederate Gen. Matt W. Ransom and his staff raced just ahead of them in a running shootout, having been surprised half a mile from town. As Ransom galloped across the mill tail bridge shouting orders, a few of his men, bathing in the millpond, were likewise surprised when bullets began splashing the water around them, and they started scrambling for their weapons.
|Series||This marker is part of the North Carolina Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||North Carolina Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 3:42am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 279996 N 4028606|
|Decimal Degrees||36.37743333, -77.45253333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 22.646', W 77° 27.152'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 22' 38.76" N, 77° 27' 9.12" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-166 State Rd 1137, Garysburg NC 27831, US|
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