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Civil War bridge battle to be commemorated

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

 

RADFORD — If you live near Bissett Park and hear cannon fire Saturday afternoon don’t worry, the Calvary isn’t coming.

A commemorative gun salute of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of New River Bridge will be held in Bissett Park in Radford this Saturday, 1:30-2 p.m., at the Civil War Trails marker near the last picnic shelter in the park.

Although the event is free, donations are welcome.

Pulaski and Montgomery counties’ Sesquicentennial Committees, Giles Artillery, Capt. Milton Hall Harmon Chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy and Historic Smithfield Plantation in Blacksburg are sponsoring the historic celebration.

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