• The population of Taylorstown, Virginia was sympathetic to Union (American Civil War)the North, and aided Northern forces by smuggling food and supplies across the Potomac River. In retaliation, a group of Confederate States of AmericaConfederate soldiers attacked the locals and burned down the mill and the only bridge across Catoctin Creek. Local legend has it that Stonewall JacksonThomas "Stonewall" Jackson was commanding this operation. While probable, Jackson's involvement can not be confirmed. Source:

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