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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1QU0_capon-lake-whipple-truss-bridge_Yellow-Spring-WV.html
First erected in 1874 as a two span bridge on US Route 50 near Romney, one span was moved here in 1938 and re-erected on a new foundation. the 17' wide by 176' long bridge is a Whipple-Murphy Truss. The state's oldest extant metal truss, the bridg…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JII_camp-washington_Springfield-WV.html
In 1861, during the early part of the Civil War, Union Gen. Benjamin F. Kelley established Camp Washington here on the Washington Bottom Farm to secure the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in this area. Located between Romney and Cumberland, Maryland, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JIH_wire-bridge-engagement_Springfield-WV.html
On October 24, 1861, Union Gen. Winfield Scott ordered Gen. Benjamin F. Kelley to strengthen his position at New Creek Station (present-day Keyser) on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and then march to Romney and occupy the town. Situated on the No…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1AAC_grapeshot-among-the-pines_Romney-WV.html
"Somehow they found out we were in the woods east of town. They took two cannon up the pike to where the Toll House now stands and fired several rounds of grapeshot among the pines." John Starnes Memoir The road passing before you is the Old No…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13T9_hampshire-county-courthouse_Romney-WV.html
On May 23, 1861, Virginians voted in a statewide referendum to approve or disapprove the Ordinance of Secession that the convention in Richmond had passed on April 17. Here at the Hampshire County Courthouse, 1,188 out of 2,635 eligible voters app…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13T7_romney-in-the-civil-war_Romney-WV.html
Romney experienced many troop movements and skirmishes during the course of the war because of its location on the vitally important North Western Turnpike The road linked Winchester, near the northern end of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, with Par…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13T4_jacksons-headquarters_Romney-WV.html
(Preface): On January 1, 1862, Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson led four brigades west from Winchester, Va., to secure Romney in the fertile South Branch Valley on the North Western Turnpike. He attacked and occupied Bath on January …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13T3_captain-george-w-stump_Romney-WV.html
This is Hickory Grove, the home of Adam and Mary Stump and their son Capt. George W. Stump, who led a company of the 18th Virginia Cavalry during the war. Capt. Stump was always heavily armed with a carbine and numerous revolvers; his men called h…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13T1_the-guns-of-jacob-sheetz_Springfield-WV.html
The shop of Jacob Sheetz, a Hampshire County gunsmith, once stood ahead of you in the yard to the right of the house. In 1861, Sheetz found himself unusually busy converting ancient flintlock rifles to the modern percussion type. The long rifl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMYA6_historic-whipple-truss_Yellow-Spring-WV.html
Built in 1874 on U.S. Rt. 50 near Romney and re-erected at the present site in 1938 in use until 1991. And made an historic site by the WVDOT in 1992. It is the oldest of the few Whipple Trusses left in WV.
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