Springboard for Invasion
— Jenkin's Raid —(Preface): Confederate Gen. Albert G. Jenkins led 550 cavalrymen on a 500-mile raid from Salt Sulphur Springs, Aug. 22-Sept. 12, 1862, attacking Federal forces and destroying military stores. He captured and paroled 300 Union soldiers, killed or wounded 1,000 others, destroyed about 5,000 small arms, and seized funds from a U.S. paymaster. At Ravenswood, he forded the Ohio River and raised the Confederate flag in Ohio on Sept. 4. He captured Racine, recrossed the river, and ended the raid at Red House on the Kanawha River.
|Series||This marker is part of the West Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||West Virginia Division of Tourism|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 5:35am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 434258 N 4310730|
|Decimal Degrees||38.94305000, -81.75860000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 56.583', W 81° 45.516'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 56' 34.98" N, 81° 45' 30.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200 Lock House Rd, Ravenswood WV 26164, US|
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