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Old 08-17-2009, 04:46 PM   #621
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Bulltown / Bulltown Battle - Braxton Co

Located on Rt 4/19 about 12 - 15 miles northeast of Sutton.

The Battle of Bulltown was fought on October 13, 1863, a skirmish lasting about twelve hours. The Confederate forces were led by Colonel William L. "Mudwall" Jackson (a native of Lewis County and first cousin of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson). The Confederates attacked the Union forces at 4:30 a.m. The Union forces, led by Captain Mattlingly, repelled the attack on their fortifications and the battle finally ended about 4:30 p.m. There were apparently casualties on both sides, and one civilian casualty - Moses Cunningham - who ran out of his farmhouse into the line of fire and shouted "Hurrah for Jeff Davis!" He was clipped by a bullet but recovered.

The Bulltown Historic Area includes the 1863 battlefield of the Battle of Bulltown, a visitor center with exhibits about the town and the battle, and several 19th century log homes and other structures. Most of the buildings were moved by the US Army Corps of Engineers to the site when Burnsville Lake was created.




Historical Marker located on Rt 4/19 at the junction of CR 19/12, just east of Napier. Side #1.




Same Marker, Side #2



View westbound on Rt 4/19. Turnoff to the historical area is just across the highway to the right.




Historic Bulltown area (just like the sign says )
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