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Philippi in Barbour County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Land Battle

 
 
First Land Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
1. First Land Battle Marker
Inscription. First land battle between the North and South here, June 3, 1861. Confederates under Col. Porterfield were dislodged by Federal troops from Gen. McClellan's army under Col. Kelley. The old covered bridge here was used by both armies.
 
Location. 39° 9.582′ N, 80° 2.806′ W. Marker is in Philippi, West Virginia, in Barbour County. Marker is on Beverly-Fairmont Pike (U.S. 250), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philippi WV 26416, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace - W.D. Zinn (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Philippi (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philippi (about 600 feet away); Historic Campbell School (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Philippi Covered Bridge (approx. half a mile away); The Covered Bridge (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Philippi (approx. half a mile away); Barbour County Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Philippi.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Philippi - First Organized Land Action of Civil War. Also known as the Philippi Races. (Submitted on July 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Markers beside the Beverly-Fairmont Pike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Markers beside the Beverly-Fairmont Pike
To the left, the W.D. Zinn marker. To the right, "First Land Battle."
The Philippi Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
3. The Philippi Covered Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,137 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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