Civil War Trails sign, one of two, the discusses the burning of the bridge by Jackson’s army during the 1862 Campaign.
In March 1862, the Union Army pursued General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s Army of the Valley southward into the Shenandoah Valley. Jackson assigned his Calvary commander Turner Ashby to his rearguard. On March 18, 1862, Ashby engaged the advancing forces at this location and before giving the creek to his enemy, Ashby ordered the bridge crossing the creek to be burned.
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