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Five miles east, formerly known as Woods' Gap, Michael Woods, his three sons and three Wallace sons-in-law (Andrew, Peter, William), coming from Pennsylvania via Shenandoah Valley crossed through this pass into Albemarle County in 1784 - pioneers in settling this section. In 1780-81 British prisoners taken at Saratoga went through the Gap en route to Winchester. In June 1862 part of Jackson's army, moving to join Lee at Richmond, used this passage.
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