Romney in 1861-1865 / "Stonewall" Jackson

Romney in 1861-1865 / "Stonewall" Jackson (HM2IL)

Location: Romney, WV 26757 Hampshire County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 20.521', W 78° 45.384'

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Romney in 1861-1865. Sitting astride the natural invasion route from the Shenandoah Valley to the Potomac and the B&O Railroad, Romney was scourged by both armies. No great battles were fought here, but during the War the town changed hands 56 times.

"Stonewall" Jackson. Jackson arrived here Jan. 13, 1862, after capturing Bath (Berkley Springs). Leaving Gen. Loring, he returned to Winchester. Loring's protest caused Jackson to resign but he reconsidered and his Valley Campaign followed.
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HM NumberHM2IL
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Placed ByWest Virginia Historic Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 12:40pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 693348 N 4357132
Decimal Degrees39.34201667, -78.75640000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 20.521', W 78° 45.384'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 20' 31.26" N, 78° 45' 23.04" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1230 WV-28, Romney WV 26757, US
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