Protecting the B&O RailroadThe men of Co. A, 11th West Virginia Infantry (US), constructed Fort Boreman in 1863 to protect the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad here. The B&O, the most important east-west rail line that linked the Atlantic coast with the American interior, was vitally important for the safe shipment of military supplies as well as the U.S. Army troops. The safety of the railroad, however, depended on its being defended against Confederate attacks that could occur anywhere along the hundreds of miles of track. Although Federal officials at first were slow to act, eventually a series of blockhouses and fortifications were constructed to protect the line itself as well as rail yards and bridges.
|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||Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 3:46am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 450877 N 4346070|
|Decimal Degrees||39.26258333, -81.56940000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 15.755', W 81° 34.164'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 15' 45.30" N, 81° 34' 9.84" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3103 Fort Boreman Dr, Parkersburg WV 26101, US|
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