Fighting for the Kanawha ValleyConfederate Gen. Henry A. Wise's army occupied the Lower Kanawha Valley in June 1861. Union Gen. George B. McClellan assigned the task of driving them out to Gen. Jacob D. Cox, who massed his troops in Gallipolis, Ohio. Cox planned to cross the Ohio River, occupy Point Pleasant, and push up the Kanawha River to Charleston. He launched a three-prong drive on July 11, and the first clash of consequence occurred here at Barboursville on July 14.
|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||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 6:34pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 386936 N 4252100|
|Decimal Degrees||38.41000000, -82.29500000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 24.6', W 82° 17.7'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 24' 36.00" N, 82° 17' 42.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 615-699 Main St, Barboursville WV 25504, US|
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