Capture of Upshur County MilitiaIn September 1863, Confederate Maj. Joseph K. Kesler, 19th Virginia Cavalry, led a raid from Pocahontas County through Upshur County and Centerville (present-day Rock Cave). On September 2, Kesler's commander, Col. William L. Jackson, ordered him "with 200 men on foot, to proceed to Sutton and capture the force there and then return."
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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||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 1:54am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 557391 N 4299284|
|Decimal Degrees||38.84050000, -80.33870000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 50.43', W 80° 20.322'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 50' 25.80" N, 80° 20' 19.32" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 12808 Co Rte 20/13, Rock Cave WV 26234, US|
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