Bloomery Iron Furnace / Bloomery Gap Skirmish

Bloomery Iron Furnace / Bloomery Gap Skirmish (HM73D)

Location: Great Cacapon, WV 25422 Hampshire County
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N 39° 24.498', W 78° 24.114'

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Bloomery Iron Furnace

The furnace was built, 1833, by Thomas Pastly and later was owned by Lewis Passmor. He placed a Mr. Cornwell in charge who operated it until 1848 when it was sold to S. A. Pancost. He and his heirs operated it until 1875 when the furnace was closed down. It was operated for a short time in 1880-1881. Annual capacity was 8500 tons. The iron was carried on rafts and flatboats down the Cacapon River.

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Bloomery Gap Skirmish

February 14, 1862, Brigadier General Frederick W. Lander, commanding the 5th and 8th Ohio, 14th Indiana Infantry, and 400 men of the 1st West Virginia Cavalry, attacked a Confederate brigade of the 31st, 51st, 67th, and 89th Virginia Militia under Colonel J. Sencendiver. The Confederates were routed and fled toward Winchester. Lander returned to his camp at Paw Paw and Sencendiver again occupied Bloomery Gap.
HM NumberHM73D
Year Placed1963
Placed ByWest Virginia Historic Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 8:16am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 723690 N 4365308
Decimal Degrees39.40830000, -78.40190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.498', W 78° 24.114'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 29.88" N, 78° 24' 6.84" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800-898 WV-127, Great Cacapon WV 25422, US
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