Strategic CrossingHere, where you are standing, you can see both sides of the Greenbrier River where Alderson's Ferry crossed. The ferry was named for Elder John Alderson who received the original charter from the Virginia Legislature in 1786. During the Civil War, the ferry played a significant role as both Union and Confederate forces used it to carry men and supplies across the river here. On June 22, 1862 for example, 1,600 Federal troops were ferried over the river here on an expedition into Monroe County.
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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, September 14th, 2014 at 2:33pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 531451 N 4175286|
|Decimal Degrees||37.72430000, -80.64310000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 43.458', W 80° 38.586'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 43' 27.48" N, 80° 38' 35.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 219 S Monroe St, Alderson WV 24910, US|
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