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C & O Canal Dam Number 5

Site of Stonewall Jackson's first attack from Winchester in December, 1861

Originally built as a wooden structure in 1833-1835, work on this masonry or "high rock" dam began in the 1850's. Although listed as incomplete until 1873, it was working as a guard lock dam on December 7, 1861 when it was attacked and partially destroyed by Stonewall Jackson's Attack on Dam No. 5

Image added on:December 16, 2007


Attack on Dam Number 5

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