Civil War Begins in the Mountains of (West) Virginia
— The First Campaign —West Virginia, born of a nation divided, was the setting for the first campaign of America's Civil War. Although still part of Virginia in 1861, many citizens of the west remained loyal to the Union, rather than the Confederacy. By late May, Union General George B. McClellan, commanding the Department of the Ohio, launched the first campaign, ordering troops to cross the Ohio River and secure "Western" Virginia for the Union.
|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||Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 12:20pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 597604 N 4299731|
|Decimal Degrees||38.84098333, -79.87535000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 50.459', W 79° 52.521'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 50' 27.54" N, 79° 52' 31.26" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-198 Main St, Beverly WV 26253, US|
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