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295-5001 Saltville Battlefields Historic District

Saltville Battlefields Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/17/2009

NRHP Listing Date 03/25/2010

NPS property number 10000096

The two battlefields on which Confederate and Union forces contested control of the Confederacy’s most important source of salt, an essential commodity, are contained in the 2,737-acre Saltville Battlefields Historic District. The district includes portions of both Smyth and Washington counties. The district also encompasses the remains of the extraction, processing, and transportation facilities associated with the saltworks operations and an extensive system of well preserved field fortifications built in 1863 and 1864 to defend the saltworks. Three important architectural properties associated with the battles of the autumn of 1864 also survive including the home of William A. Stuart (brother of the Confederate cavalry general J.E.B. Stuart), which served as the headquarters for Union Gen. George Stoneman and his officers during the battle.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated November 8, 2018