Littlepage MansionIn July 1861, this area swarmed with retreating Confederate troops and pursuing Federal forces. Union Gen. George B. McClellan 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 his equally raw troops from the Kanawha Valley. Wise marched downriver from Charleston to confront the Federals. By July 13, Wise's men had constructed fortifications on the Littlepage Farm to command the junction of the road to Ripley with the valley road leading to Charleston. They also established camp on the property that was named Camp Two Mile for Two Mile Creek.
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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||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 2:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 441912 N 4247532|
|Decimal Degrees||38.37410000, -81.66500000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 22.446', W 81° 39.9'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 22' 26.76" N, 81° 39' 54.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1809 Washington St W, Charleston WV 25387, US|
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