A Decisive Campaign
— The First Campaign —In the spring of 1861, Union forces rushed into northwestern Virginia to secure the vital Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, protect important turnpikes, and support Unionists against Confederates. Many residents in the northwest, although still part of Virginia, remained loyal to the Union. By late in May, Union Gen. George B. McClellan, commanding the Department of the Ohio, ordered troops to cross the Ohio River and secure western Virginia for the Union.
|Series||This marker is part of the West Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||West Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 613466 N 4259378|
|Decimal Degrees||38.47551667, -79.69921667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 28.531', W 79° 41.953'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 28' 31.86" N, 79° 41' 57.18" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 344-374 Mountain Turnpike, Blue Grass VA 24413, US|
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