Soldiers' HomeFrom 1861 through 1865, Clarksburg was temporary home to hundreds of Union soldiers. Although many tents and huts were erected to quarter he men, soldiers occupied every public building at one time or another. You are facing the site of one such structure, the Northwest Academy, which was used as a barracks, military prison, and hospital. Besides the school, every church in town sheltered sick soldiers, some of who did a great deal of damage to the buildings.
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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||Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 9:24pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 557131 N 4348113|
|Decimal Degrees||39.28050000, -80.33760000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 16.83', W 80° 20.256'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 16' 49.80" N, 80° 20' 15.36" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 120 S 2nd St, Clarksburg WV 26301, US|
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