Defense and RetreatDuring the Civil War, Fort Scammon stood in front of you on the hill behind the courthouse. There, on September 10, 1862, Union Col. Edward Siber and the 1,500 men of his 37th Ohio Infantry defended Fayetteville against Confederate Gen. William Loring's 5,000-man army. Loring planned to occupy this area after learning in August that Federal troops were being transferred to eastern Virginia. The Kanawha River Valley north of here was strategically important to each side for defending southern West Virginia and as a staging area for attacks into the Ohio River Valley and northern West Virginia.
|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||Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 10:22pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 490858 N 4211722|
|Decimal Degrees||38.05320000, -81.10420000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 3.192', W 81° 6.252'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 3' 11.52" N, 81° 6' 15.12" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-198 N Court St, Fayetteville WV 25840, US|
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