Civil War Series
2:26 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Salt

In part 136 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the strategic importance of the town of Saltville, Virginia to the Confederate cause. By 1864, some 38 factories were providing almost 4 million barrels annually.

Images from salt production in Saltville, Virginia
Credit www.saltville.org -

Saltville, Virginia