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Battle of Boone's Mill (Battle of Jackson)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LJParr
N 36° 22.649 W 077° 27.166
18S E 279975 N 4028612
Quick Description: A Civil War Trails marker on US Hwy 158 at Boone's Mill Pond describing the events of July 28 1863.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2009 7:13:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM7T1P
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 8

Long Description:
This marker and a North Carolina historical marker describe the battle of Jackson and how Confederate forces, some caught with their paints down while bathing in the millpond, turned back a Union attempt to destroy the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad bridge over the Roanoke River at Weldon. The battle at Boone's Mill saved the bridge and allowed supplies to continue to Richmond
Type of site: Battlefield

US Hwy 158 West of Jackson NC

Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
To reach from Interstate 95 take exit 173 to Weldon then follow US 158 to marker on left approximately 2 miles west of Jackson.

Phone Number: Not listed

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