Naval TargetMurfreesboro, a prosperous riverfront commercial center, interested both sides during the war. In June 1862, Confederate Gen. Theophilus H. Holmes ordered cotton destroyed here and in other nearby towns. Eighty Confederate cavalrymen executing his order left Murfreesboro on June 27 and fired on USS gunboat Ellis in the Meherrin River off the Winton road, but retired when the vessel replied with shell, canister and grapeshot.
|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||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 7:43pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 311713 N 4035058|
|Decimal Degrees||36.44230000, -77.10076667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 26.538', W 77° 6.046'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 26' 32.28" N, 77° 6' 2.76" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 186 E Main St, Murfreesboro NC 27855, US|
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