On the Eve of Battle
— Jones-Imboden Raid —(Preface): On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. "Grumble" Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, they later reported that they marched 1,100 miles, fought several engagements, captured 100 Federals, seized about 1,200 horses and 4,000 cattle, and burned 4 turnpike bridges, more than 20 railroad bridges, 2 trains, and 150,000 barrels of oil. Most bridges were soon repaired. Confederate losses were slight. By May 26, both commands had returned to Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.
|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||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 5:23am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 588691 N 4285178|
|Decimal Degrees||38.71080000, -79.97990000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 42.648', W 79° 58.794'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 42' 38.88" N, 79° 58' 47.64" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 20 Co Rte 219/5, Huttonsville WV 26273, US|
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