Martinsburg in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Jackson and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
—Antietam Campaign —
Jackson returned to Martinsburg in October 1862, follow ing the Battle of Antietam, Maryland. He was in the midst of destroying Baltimore and Ohio Railroad property including twenty miles of track between Harpers Ferry and North Mountain.
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O), and the West Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 27.588′ N, 77° 57.678′ W. Marker is in Martinsburg, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on East Race Street east of North Spring Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Martinsburg WV 25401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Shop Complex (here, next to this marker); Baltimore and Ohio Roundhouse and Shop Complex (here, next to this marker); Belle Boyd House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Belle Boyd House (within shouting distance of this marker); Berkeley Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roundhouses and Shops / Railroad Strike of 1877 (about 600 feet away); Avenue of Flags Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Martinsburg (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Martinsburg.
More about this marker. On the upper left side of the marker is a Alfred Waud drawing of burned Martinsburg roundhouse. from the Library of Congress. On the lower left is a photograph of the Martinsburg roundhouse complex, ca. 1850s. To the center is a portrait of General Jackson.
Also see . . .
1. East End: B&O's Neck of the Bottle. Harpers Ferry to Cumberland 1842 - 1992.
2. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in the Potomac Valley (Golden Years of Railroading).
3. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (Railroad Color History).
4. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (MBI Railroad Color History).
5. Baltimore and Ohio's Capitol Limited and National Limited (Great Passenger Trains).
6. Route of the National Limited (Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Service, Volume 1).
7. Route of the Capitol Limited (Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Service, Volume 2).
8. The Great Road: The Building of the Baltimore and Ohio, The Nation's First Railroad 1828 - 1853.
9. The Baltimore and Ohio in the Civil War.
10. The Baltimore and Ohio in West Virginia (Images of Rail).
11. The Jones-Imboden Raid: The Confederate Attempt to Destroy the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil •
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