Goose Creek Bridge
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Perpetual Traveler
N 38° 58.914 W 077° 49.258
18S E 255644 N 4318553
Quick Description: Goose Creek Bridge is an abandoned stone bridge in western Loudoun County that was the site of an artillery skirmish in 1863.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 2/19/2008 7:52:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM36X9
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 28

Long Description:
Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's rear guard established artillery positions on the western ridge overlooking Goose Creek to cut off Union cavalry on June 21, 1863. When Union troops arrived, Moorman and Hart's batteries engaged New York calvary. Kilpatrick and Vincent established batteries on the eastern ridge to engage the Confederate forces. After a few short hours, Union infantry was able to rush the western ridge and repel Confederate forces with support from the cavalry units crossing the bridge.

Goose Creek Bridge is part of the Virginia Civil War Discovery Trail, Mosby Country: The Route 50 Corridor.
Type of site: Battlefield

Address:
Upperville, VA USA


Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
The entrance to the bridge's viewpoint is easily accessed from Route 50 just west of the current Goose Creek crossing, north of Route 50. There is a sign clearly marking the turn for west bound traffic.


Phone Number: Not listed

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