"Additionally, Dayton was the son of Rev Roland Dayton, a farmer and minister located in the area of 21st Bridge, where the B&O crosses from Maryland into West Virginia just south of New Creek. Whether there was a significant community at 21st Bridge, or if Dayton Sr just lived on his farm there with other locals, is not known, but Dayton Sr. and his large family lived near the railroad bridge that was a much desired target- so much so that it was occupied with the 50th Maryland Militia on guard duty at that time. And the strategic importance was confirmed on the 19th of June when contingents of Confederate A. P. Hill's command working out of Romney, attacked the militia guard and destroyed the railroad bridge, cutting off rail communication from Cumberland to the west."
I found that on google books last year. I was searching for the web address I copied down and "404 Error".
Have a great weekend,