Attack on the Virginia & Tennessee RailroadOn May 10, 1864, the day after defeating Confederate forces in the bloody battle of Cloyd's Mountain, Union Gen. George Crook's Army of the Kanawha attacked and burned this railroad bridge over the New River. During the Civil War, the railroad was a major strategic resource, allowing the rapid massing of troops and the long-distance delivery of food and munitions. U.S. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's plans for a Union offensive on all fronts in 1864 led to the destruction of this important 780-foot bridge.
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|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||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 9:10am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 537264 N 4109851|
|Decimal Degrees||37.13428333, -80.58045000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 8.057', W 80° 34.827'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 8' 3.42" N, 80° 34' 49.62" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2 Berkley St, Radford VA 24141, US|
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