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STAUNTON BRIDGE ACTION
The railroad bridge over Staunton River, nine miles west, was held by a body of Confederate reserves and citizens from Halifax, Charlotte and Mecklenburg counties against Union cavalry raiding to destroy railroads, June 25, 1864. When the Unionists attempted to burn the bridge, they were repulsed, meanwhile Confederate cavalry attacked from the rear. Thereupon the raiders retreated to Grant's army at Petersburg.
Conservation & Development Commission, 1934