Three and a half miles southwest, at Monroe, Major-General William Mahone was born, December 1, 1826. He served brilliantly in the Confederate army throughout the war, and won the title, "Hero of the Crater," at Petersburg, July 30, 1864. He was United States Senator, 1881-1887. Mahone died in Washington, October 8, 1895.
Geographic Location: Southampton County
Physical Description of Location: 27301-27405 Smiths Ferry Road (US 258), Franklin, VA 23851. Marker is on right when traveling south on US 258 , just past intersection with Sycamore Church Road (State Route 684).
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