Above the South Bank
Staunton River Battlefield
Clover, Virginia

By Henry Mitchell, July 2006.

Staunton River Bridge

Earthworks at the crest of the hill at the south end of the Staunton River Bridge, and slightly to its east. This massive construction was undertaken as a defensive precaution after the battle of June 25, 1864.



Staunton River Bridge

Another view of the earthworks at the crest of the hill. For scale, note the human figure at the upper right center of the picture.



Staunton River Bridge

The interior of the earthworks at the crest of the hill.



Staunton River Bridge

A view of the hilltop earthworks from near the south end of the bridge.



Staunton River Bridge

Uphill face of the lower hillside earthworks, near the south end of the bridge.



Staunton River Bridge

A cautionary sign along the hillside earthworks, near the south end of the bridge.



Staunton River Bridge

The riverside face of the hillside earthworks, near the south end of the bridge. Handrails along a modern access trail are seen at the far right.



This guide to the Staunton River Bridge Battlefield is sponsored by Mitchells Publications.