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BATTLE OF WYTHEVILLE - The First Skirmish (Stoney Fork, VA)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ellishagerman
N 37° 00.613 W 081° 11.410
17S E 483082 N 4096021
Quick Description: Battle of Wytheville Civil War Trail Marker
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 6/7/2011 10:56:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMBNV8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica
Views: 2

Long Description:
The first part of this marker reads

"On July 13, 1863, Union Col. John T. Toland led 872 officers and men of the 34th Regiment Mounted Ohio Volunteer Infantry from Camp Piatt, West Virginia, into Southwest Virginia to attack the railroads, telegraphs and salt and lead mines essential to the Confederate cause. At Tug Ridge in Abb’s Valley, on July 17, Toland surprised and captured a small company of Confederate pickets commanded by Capt. J.E. Stallings of the 45th Virginia Infantry. As Toland’s raiders descended to the foot of Walker Mountain, Confederate Maj. Andrew J. May followed close behind with about 250 calvalrymen. "

To read the rest, visit this location. :)
Type of site: Battlefield

Admission Charged: No Charge

Driving Directions:
From Wytheville take Exit 47 right before the Tunnel. Turn left onto Route 717. When the road intersects into 52 the maker will be on your right just across the road.

Address: Not listed

Phone Number: Not listed

Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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