Serving Opposite SidesAlthough western Virginia eventually separated from the original state to form West Virginia and join the Union, many residents of the new state supported the Confederacy. Many others served the Union, while still others wished to avoid contact with either side. Sometimes these differences produced a "war within the war" that divided neighbors and split families, often with bloody results. Here in Jackson County, in the nearby community of Staats Mill, an example of the divisions within West Virginia was rendered in poetry.
|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 6th, 2014 at 4:56pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 440338 N 4294198|
|Decimal Degrees||38.79451667, -81.68701667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 47.671', W 81° 41.221'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 47' 40.26" N, 81° 41' 13.26" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 82 Ffa Dr, Ripley WV 25271, US|
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