"Beanpoles and Cornstalks"The mounds of earth beside you and the stone blocks protruding from it are all that remain of the south abutment of a bridge that once carried the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad across Potomac Creek. During the first year of the Civil War, the railroad was the principal lifeline for Confederate encampments and batteries located along the nearby shore of the Potomac River. In the spring of 1862, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston ordered Confederate forces to abandon the area. Advancing Union troops encountered only the ruins of the bridge here at Potomac Creek.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 8:42am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 289520 N 4248137|
|Decimal Degrees||38.35668333, -77.40888333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 21.401', W 77° 24.533'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 21' 24.06" N, 77° 24' 31.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 711-739 Co Rd 625, Fredericksburg VA 22405, US|
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