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Staunton River Battlefield State Park

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Virginia

1035 Fort Hill Trail
Randolph, VA 23962, USA

Website: www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/staunton-river-battlefield

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.