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Whitehouse
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 38° 38.857 W 078° 31.875
17S E 714844 N 4280565
Quick Description: The White House Bridge takes its name from the small white building which can be seen today, located immediately west of the present-day bridge on US Hwy 211.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/31/2008 9:40:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM4JR6
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 30

Long Description:
This early structure was the first home and a meeting house of pioneer Martin Kauffman, who for a time served as minister to a small Mennonite congregation. White House and White House Bridge played a critical Civil War role during Jackson's Valley Campaign of 1862. The Bridge was burned at 4AM on June 2, 1862, just an hour before the arrival of Union forces attempting to overtake and block the forces of General "Stonewall" Jackson. General Jackson later went on to defeat both General Fremont and General Shields separately at Cross Keys and Port Republic on June 8-9, 1862.
Type of site: Historic Home

Address:
US Hwy 211 West
Luray, VA Page


Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
Marker is on U.S. 211 west of the U.S. Route 380 South turnoff, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in this post office area: Luray VA 22835, United States of America.


Phone Number: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Post at least one photo of a Civil War related item or scene and post one Civil War Discovery you learned while visiting the waymark. The photo should have the coordinates of where it was taken if significantly different from the waymark's coordinates.
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