Jackson Captures Bath and Romney
— Jackson's Bath-Romney Campaign —The summer of 1861 had been disastrous for Confederate arms in western Virginia (present day West Virginia) and by the New Year the Virginia counties west of the Alleghenies were on the road to statehood. On January 1, 1862, Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, with 8,500 men and 26 cannons, began a winter campaign to disrupt Federal control. By seizing the county seats of Bath (present-day Berkeley Springs) and Romney, he could threaten Cumberland, Maryland, and advance toward Parkersburg along the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
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|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||Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 9:00am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 737978 N 4389988|
|Decimal Degrees||39.62660000, -78.22730000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 37.596', W 78° 13.638'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 37' 35.76" N, 78° 13' 38.28" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 250-298 County Rte 9/9, Berkeley Springs WV 25411, US|
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