Civil War Trails

Trails Tour

Caroline County has 5 sites on the Virginia Civil War Trails tour, all of which are associated with Grant's Overland Campaign, and the Battle of the North Anna River, fought predominately on Caroline soil.

In late May of 1864, 200,000 troops clashed as Lee's forces first met Grant's army. Grant had hoped to maneuver around Lee and make a run for the Confederate Capital of Richmond, but Lee diverted him across Caroline County into the heavily fortified banks of the North Anna River.

The following are the 5 sites on the tour:

Bethel Church

Bethel Church Historical Marker

14036 S. River Rd., Woodford, VA 22580


Carmel Church

Carmel Church Historical Marker

24320 U.S. Route 1, Ruther Glen, VA 22546


Caroline County Courthouse

Main St. & Courthouse Ln., Bowling Green, VA 22427


Guinea Station/Stonewall Jackson Death Site

12019 Stonewall Jackson Rd., Woodford, VA 22580


The Star Hotel

Historical Marker

N. Main St. & Courthouse Ln., Bowling Green, VA 22427


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