Narrow Escape at Island Ford BridgeIn December 1863, Union Gen. William W. Averell's 2,500 cavalrymen raided Salem, Virginia, to disrupt the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad supply line to Confederate Gen. James Longstreet, who was besieging Knoxville, Tennessee. After the raid, Averell's men marched north over frozen mountain roads and flooded streams including Craig's Creek as Confederate pursuers closed in.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 591012 N 4180997|
|Decimal Degrees||37.77178333, -79.96658333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 46.307', W 79° 57.995'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 46' 18.42" N, 79° 57' 59.7" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 102 Mall Rd, Covington VA 24426, US|
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