Saltville is a small town that lies mostly in Smyth County in southwestern
Virginia, between the Holston River and the Tennessee and Virginia Railroad. During
the American Civil War (1861–1865),
Saltville was of strategic importance for two reasons: the railroad provided an
important link between the eastern and western theaters of the war, and the town's
salt mines were crucial in supplying provisions for the Confederate army. As such,
Saltville was the t. . .
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