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White’s Ford

Near here is White's Ford, not to be confused with the later White's Ferry downstream. Both were named after Elijah Viers White, a local Confederate cavalryman renowned, or notorious, depending on one's sympathies. Like at Conrad's Ferry, Confederate armies crossed here several times, and there was a battle fought here among October's falling leaves, a desperate rear-guard action fought by J.E.B. Stuart in 1862.

Milepost 38.7

White's Ford
Photo Credit: C&O Canal National Historical Park