Confederate Cemetery

Confederate Cemetery (HME24)

Location: Fairmont, WV 26554 Marion County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 28.806', W 80° 8.45'

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Near this point, in a mass grave, lie the remains of 39 Confederate soldiers from the 6th, 7th, 11th and 12th Virginia cavalry units—part of the force led by Gen. W.E. Jones. Attacked Fairmont April 29, 1863, after raids at Kingwood and Morgantown. The rebels routed the small Union forces, destroyed four railroad bridges, stole horses and cattle, and looted stores in town.
HM NumberHME24
Year Placed1978
Placed ByWest Virginia Department of Culture and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 12:51pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 573891 N 4370408
Decimal Degrees39.48010000, -80.14083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.806', W 80° 8.45'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 48.36" N, 80° 8' 27.00" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 134-154 Merchant St, Fairmont WV 26554, US
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