Railroad Bridge DestroyedOn April 26, 1863, during the Confederate occupation of Oakland, a detachment of Confederate Capt. John H. McNeill's partisan rangers attacked the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad bridge here over the Youghiogheny River. They were part of a larger group that entered Oakland that Sunday as Confederate Gen. William E. "Grumble" Jones led an incursion into West Virginia and Maryland to hamper rail movements of Federal troops and supplies. The Confederates disarmed the small garrison at Fort Alice, destroyed the fort, and burned the bridge.
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|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 636021 N 4364901|
|Decimal Degrees||39.42291667, -79.41975000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 25.375', W 79° 25.185'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 25' 22.50" N, 79° 25' 11.10" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 570 W Liberty St, Oakland MD 21550, US|
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