On June 25, 1864, a ragtag band of Confederate soldiers, boys, and old men commanded by Capt. Benjamin L. Farinholt repelled a Union force sent to burn the Southern Railroad Bridge over the Staunton River. Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson and Brig. Gen. August V. Kautz led the Union cavalry. Today, the remains of Farinholt's fortification stands on the high bluff overlooking the river and bridge site on the south side of the river.
Danville, Virginia | Built in 1859 for Danville's leading citizen, Major William T. Sutherlin, the historic site is known as the temporary residence of Confederate president Jefferson Davis for the week of April 3-10, 1865.
Brandy Station, Virginia | On June 9, 1863, the Gettysburg campaign began when Union cavalry surprised J.E.B. Stuart's troopers in what was to be the largest cavalry battle ever fought in North America.
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