To Arms!In July 1861, this area swarmed with retreating Confederate troops and pursuing Federal forces. Union Gen. George B. McClelland had ordered Gen. Jacob Cox to march his 3, 000 raw Ohio recruits into western Virginia from Gallipolis, Ohio, to drive Confederate Gen. Henry A. Wise and equally raw troops from the Kanawha Valley. Wise marched downriver from Charleston to confront the Federals. By July 13, Wise's men had erected fortifications west of here on Tyler Mountain and on the Littlepage farm to command the junction of the road to Ripley with the valley road leading to Charleston.
|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||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 1:19pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 442122 N 4246410|
|Decimal Degrees||38.36400000, -81.66250000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 21.84', W 81° 39.75'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 21' 50.40" N, 81° 39' 45.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1401-1499 Kanawha Blvd W, Charleston WV 25387, US|
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