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Near Bunker Hill in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James Johnston Pettigrew Monument

 
 
General James Johnston Pettigrew Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
1. General James Johnston Pettigrew Monument
Inscription. Due west of this tablet, 650 feet, is the Boyd House in which died, July 17, 1863, Brig.-Gen. James Johnston Pettigrew, of North Carolina, C. S. A. At Gettysburg he commanded and led Heth’s Division in the assault on Cemetery Ridge, July 3; and in the retreat was mortally wounded at Falling Water, July 14, 1863.

“He was a brave and accomplished officer and gentleman, and his loss will be deeply felt by the country and the Army.” R. E. Lee.
 
Erected 1918 by The North Carolina Historical Commission and The North Carolina Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 39° 19.62′ N, 78° 3.42′ W. Marker is near Bunker Hill, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on Winchester Pike (U.S. 11). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bunker Hill WV 25413, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christ Church (approx. half a mile away); Morgan Morgan (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Morgan Acres" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Col. Morgan Morgan
James Johnston Pettigrew Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
2. James Johnston Pettigrew Monument
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.9 miles away); Morgan Cabin (approx. 2.6 miles away); West Virginia / Frederick County (approx. 2.6 miles away in Virginia); Darkesville (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bunker Hill.
 
Regarding James Johnston Pettigrew Monument. The monument is at the beginning of a perfectly straight driveway that leads to Edgewood, the John Boyd house. The house can be seen in the distance, framed in a gap of trees that run along the railroad track that bisects the driveway near the house. Photo No. 3 was taken from just beyond the railroad track where the driveway forks left and right in front of the Lilly pond.

General Elisha Boyd built the house in 1839 for his son John. James Pettigrew died here while in route from Falling Waters to Winchester for treatment. John Boyd’s son John Jr., was a Colonel in the Confederate army and was captured by Union General Sheridan near here in 1864. He was accused of being a spy and was sentenced to be shot. He watched his own grave being dug from his cell but his sentence was commuted five minutes before his execution.
Edgewood, the John Boyd House Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
3. Edgewood, the John Boyd House

 
Also see . . .
1. 1994 entry by Clyde Wilson in the NCpedia for James Johnson Pettigrew. (Submitted on June 17, 2007.)
2. Carolina Cavalier: The Life and Mind of James Johnston Pettigrew. Book by Clyde N. Wilson on Amazon.com (Submitted on June 17, 2007.) 

3. Biography of Colonel John E. Boyd, Jr. Extract from the 1884 Hardesty’s Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. (Submitted on June 17, 2007.) 

4. The Long Lost Journal of Confederate General James Johnston Pettigrew. Book by Daniel F. Bauer on Amazon.com (Submitted on June 17, 2007.) 

5. Review of The Long Lost Journal. 2001 Review by Gary Luhman. (Submitted on June 17, 2007.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 5,044 times since then. Last updated on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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