The CasualtiesAs Col Benjamin Kelley's Federals pursued the Confederates through Philippi, he was shot in the upper right chest by Col. George A. Porterfield's quartermaster. A surgeon declared it a mortal wound but Kelley recovered. In a show of respect, his men awarded him a horse they bought locally. He named the horse "Philippi" and rode it through most of the war.
|Placed By||West Virginia - West Virginia Civil War Trail|
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|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 7:53am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 582976 N 4334138|
|Decimal Degrees||39.15250000, -80.03970000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 9.15', W 80° 2.382'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 9' 9.00" N, 80° 2' 22.92" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 51 Church St, Philippi WV 26416, US|
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