The Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley
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BULLTOWN, VIRGINIA


Bulltown Historic District In 1863 Confederate forces led by William L. "Mudwall" Jackson, cousin of "Stonewall" Jackson, attempted to overtake Union fortifications on a knoll overlooking a key bridge that once crossed the Little Kanawha River along the Weston-Gauley Turnpike. At the hilly site are Union trenches, the graves of seven Confederate soldiers and intact sections of the Turnpike. The district also features the restored Cunningham farm that reflects the period living conditions of the area. The Bulltown Historic Center, complete with costumed staff, features artifacts from the battle. Location: Off I-79 at Exit 67, 13 mi. north on U.S. Rt. 19 or Exit 91 off I-79, 2 mi. south on U.S. Rt. 19. Open: Mid-May - mid-Oct., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. Address: HC 10, Box 24, Burnsville, WV 26335. Telephone: 304/452-8170 (interpretive center) or 853-2371 (office). Fax: 304/853-2835.


Action on 12 October 1863

UNION FORCES

Detachment 6th West Virginia Infantry Regiment
Detachment 11th West Virginia Infantry Regiment

CASUALTIES = Killed 9, Wounded not reported

CONFEDERATE CASUALTIES = Wounded 60


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