Inscription. Near this point, in a mass grave, lie the remains of 39 Confederate soldiers from the 6th, 7th, 11th and 12th Virginia cavalry units—part of the force led by Gen. W.E. Jones. Attacked Fairmont April 29, 1863, after raids at Kingwood and Morgantown. The rebels routed the small Union forces, destroyed four railroad bridges, stole horses and cattle, and looted stores in town.
By J. J. Prats, June 23, 2009
|1. Confederate Cemetery Marker|
Erected 1978 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Location. 39° 28.806′ N, 80° 8.45′ W. Marker is in Fairmont, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is on Merchant Street (West Virginia Route 73) south of Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 404 Merchant St, Fairmont WV 26554, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. High-Level / Million Dollar Robert H. Mollohan Bridge (about 700 feet away, in a direct line); Battle for the Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Attack on Fairmont (approx. ¼ mile away); David Morgan (1721–1813) / Patriot, Defender (approx. ¼ mile away); A. Brooks Fleming House (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named High-Level / Million Dollar Robert H. Mollohan Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Colonel George S. “Spanky” Roberts, USAF, Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Boaz Fleming (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fairmont.
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 770 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on August 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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