The railroad bridge over Staunton River, nine miles west, was held by a body of Confederate reserves and citizens from Halifax, Charlotte and Mecklenburg counties against Union cavalry raiding to destroy railroads, June 25, 1864. When the Unionists attempted to burn the bridge, they were repulsed. Meanwhile Confederate cavalry attacked from the rear. Thereupon the raiders retreated to Grant's army at Petersburg.
Geographic Location: Charlotte County
Physical Description of Location: Bacon, VA 23976. Located on Bamesville Hwy (Hwy 15), 0.5 miles southwest of the intersection of Bamesville Hwy (Hwy 15) and Kings Hwy (Hwy 360). Marker is on the right when traveling southwest on Bamesville Hwy (Hwy 15).
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