Struggle in the Snow
— Jackson's Bath-Romney Campaign —(Preface): On January 1, 1862, Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson led four brigades west from Winchester, Va., to secure Romney in the fertile South Branch Valley on the North Western Turnpike. He attacked and occupied Bath on January 4 and shelled Hancock, Md.; he marched into Romney on January 14. Despite atrocious winter weather, Jackson's men destroyed telegraph lines and 100 miles of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad track. Leaving Gen. William W. Loring's brigades in Romney, Jackson led the Stonewall Brigade back to Winchester on January 23. Loring followed on January 31, and the Federals reoccupied Romney on February 7.
|Series||This marker is part of the West Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||West Virginia Civil War Trails|
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|Date Added||Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 11:19am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 737969 N 4389999|
|Decimal Degrees||39.62670000, -78.22740000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 37.602', W 78° 13.644'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 37' 36.12" N, 78° 13' 38.64" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 250-298 County Rte 9/9, Berkeley Springs WV 25411, US|
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