Confederate Union under Federal ControlIn May 1864, as Union Gen. George Crook led his force through Union on a Sunday morning after his victory at Cloyd's Mountain, VA., on May 9, "there was a Sabbath stillness, scarcely anyone to be seen." Although some of the Federals thought that Union was especially pious village and everyone was in church, in fact, many residents had fled to the Knobs (the hills above the town) with their livestock and other property. "Everyone was collecting their little valuables, and racking their brain to find some place of concealment where the cunning Yankees would not think of searching," Union resident Isabella Caperton wrote.
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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||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 5:13pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 540327 N 4160546|
|Decimal Degrees||37.59110000, -80.54320000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 35.466', W 80° 32.592'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 35' 27.96" N, 80° 32' 35.52" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 39 Nota St, Union WV 24983, US|
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