Tending to Family, Fort, and FerryCamp White, the main Union camp at Charleston, was located directly across the Kanawha River from here. Col. Rutherford B. Hayes, 23rd Ohio Infantry, occupied the camp and Charleston in March 1863. He ordered his men to build a fort on top of the hill to your right, where Confederate artillery had shelled Federal troops during the Battle of Charleston on September 13, 1862. Fort Scammon strengthened the Union army's control over the Kanawha and Elk Rivers, the James River and Kanawha Turnpike, and the ferry that connected Charleston to the main road south.
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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, October 13th, 2014 at 1:30am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 444095 N 4244920|
|Decimal Degrees||38.35070000, -81.63980000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 21.042', W 81° 38.388'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 21' 2.52" N, 81° 38' 23.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 401-485 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston WV 25301, US|
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