Historic North River CrossingAfter his victory at the Battle of McDowell on May 8, 1862, Gen. Stonewall Jackson made plans to attack another Federal force in the Shenandoah Valley. Earlier he had ordered Col. John D. Imboden to burn the bridges at Mount Crawford and Bridgewater to keep another union army from capturing Staunton while he fought in Highland County. When his army arrived here on Sunday, May 18, Capt. Claiborne Mason's black pioneers were erecting a makeshift bridge using farm wagons parked in the river.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation & Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 6:13am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 676469 N 4249895|
|Decimal Degrees||38.37986667, -78.97966667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 22.792', W 78° 58.78'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 22' 47.52" N, 78° 58' 46.80" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 303 S Main St, Bridgewater VA 22812, US|
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