West Virginia Home Guards

West Virginia Home Guards (HMF8Z)

Location: Charleston, WV 25311 Kanawha County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 20.214', W 81° 36.63'

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Montani Semper Liberi
Dedicated to the hallowed memories of the brave men and devoted women who saved West Virginia to the Union.Presented to the state and people of West Virginia through the instrumentalities of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Women's Relief Corps by a private citizen.

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Erected to commemorate the valor of those who on April 15, 1861. In instant response to the first call of Abraham Lincoln formed themselves into the intrepid Home Guards who held in check unaided the forces of Wise, and Lee, and Jackson, until the Federal armies came and driving the Confederates across the Alleghenies made possible the creation of the State of West Virginia; and also of those who as incomparable scouts & riflemen gave themselves to the nation and with dauntless courage and sagacity assisted in assuring to mankind "that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth".
HM NumberHMF8Z
Placed ByThe Grand Army of the Republic and the Women's Relief Corps by a private citizen
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 6:15am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 446645 N 4243372
Decimal Degrees38.33690000, -81.61050000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 20.214', W 81° 36.63'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 20' 12.84" N, 81° 36' 37.80" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-175 California Ave, Charleston WV 25311, US
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