Harper's 5th Virginia InfantryOn the morning of July 2, 1861, Federal troops under General Robert Patterson crossed the Potomac River from Maryland and marched toward Martinsburg. Confederate Colonel Thomas J. Jackson's command marched from Camp Stephens, four miles north of town, to block them. General Joseph E. Johnston had directed Jackson to determine whether the Federals were in force and to retire if they were. Outnumbered, Jackson fought a brief delaying action and then fell back toward Martinsburg. Patterson eventually occupied the city but was discharged at the end of the month for his slowness.
|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 1:17am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 250189 N 4381067|
|Decimal Degrees||39.54295000, -77.90703333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 32.577', W 77° 54.422'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 32' 34.62" N, 77° 54' 25.32" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5453 Williamsport Pike, Martinsburg WV 25404, US|
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