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A bridge takes hikers to Maryland Heights, where there are ruins of Civil War military sites.  In September, 1862, Federal troops were forced to abandon these fortifications and move into the town, where  Confederates under Stonewall Jackson captured 12,500 men in the largest mass surrender of U.S. troops until World War II.  The structure in the foreground is the remains of a bridge that was destroyed during later floods.

Copyright 2006, Patricia Lowhorn

A bridge takes hikers to Maryland Heights, where there are ruins of Civil War military sites. In September, 1862, Federal troops were forced to abandon these fortifications and move into the town, where Confederates under Stonewall Jackson captured 12,500 men in the largest mass surrender of U.S. troops until World War II. The structure in the foreground is the remains of a bridge that was destroyed during later floods.