Federal RetaliationAfter capturing Guyandotte on November 10, 1861, and rounding up civilian Unionists and Federal recruits, Confederate forces under Col. John Clarkson and Col. Albert G. Jenkins began the next day to leave the town with their prisoners. At the same time the steamboat Boston arrived—too late—with Union reinforcements, about 200 soldiers of the 5th (West) Virginia Infantry. Boston fired a few shots from her bow gun at the departing Confederates and then docked. Earlier, steamer had picked up a few angry Unionists who had escaped from Guyandotte to Ohio when the Confederates attacked.
|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||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 1:48pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 378674 N 4254298|
|Decimal Degrees||38.42871667, -82.38998333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 25.723', W 82° 23.399'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 25' 43.38" N, 82° 23' 23.94" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 234 Guyan St, Huntington WV 25702, US|
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