Capture of Generals B.F. Kelly and George Crook
— Nights, February 21-22, 1865 —A company of Confederates, young men from Cumberland, Maryland, Hampshire and Hardy Counties, West Virginia, captured several picket posts, obtained the countersign "Bulls Gap," rode into the city, captured two commanding Union Generals, Kelly and Crook, and Adj. General Thayer Melvin, and sent them to Richmond, Virginia, as prisoners of war, without firing a shot.
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|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 692257 N 4391557|
|Decimal Degrees||39.65221667, -78.75911667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 39.133', W 78° 45.547'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 39' 7.98" N, 78° 45' 32.82" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 154-168 Baltimore St, Cumberland MD 21502, US|
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