Capture of Spencer

Capture of Spencer (HM2JNZ)

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N 38° 48.108', W 81° 21.016'

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On September 2, 1862, during the Jenkins Raid, Union Col. Rathbone (11th West Virginia Volunteers) surrendered the town of Jenkins without firing a shot in its defense, much to the disdain of men under his command. As a result of their actions, Rathbone and his subordinate, Maj. George Trimble, were dismissed from the service in January 1863 for "cowardly conduct" in a "burlesque" of operations.
Year Placed2016
Placed ByWest Virginia Archives and History
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Date Added Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 469585 N 4294840
Decimal Degrees38.80180000, -81.35026667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.108', W 81° 21.016'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 6.4799999999998" N, 81° 21' 0.95999999999989" W
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