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Hillsboro in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Yankee Army Camp
November 5, 1863
 
Yankee Army Camp Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
1. Yankee Army Camp Marker
 
Inscription. John D. Sutton, 10th West Virginia Infantry, wrote, "The army went into camp in the levels between Mill Point and Hillsboro." These fields were later owned by 2nd Lt. Matthew John McNeel, Company F, 19th Virginia Cavalry, and the Capt. Edgar estate. In plain view of his camp was the large, brick home of Col. Paul McNeel, a member for Pocahontas County in the convention at Richmond that declared secession. Col. McNeel's son was a Confederate captain in McNeil's Rangers. Averell reportedly spent the night either in the home of Col. Paul McNeel or in the Presbyterian Manse.

Eight-year-old C.L. Stulting lived on the farm with Hermannus and Johannah Staulting (ancestors of Pearl S. Buck). Staulting wrote "around 6 o'clock, we were all sitting around the breakfast table unaware of there being any soldiers in our neighborhood, when we heard the firing of army guns just outside of the house."
 
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the West Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 38° 8.46′ N, 80° 12.235′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling
 
Area Map Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. Area Map
Showing the nearby location of Droop Mountain battlefield.
 
south. Click for map. Located in front of the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace site. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro WV 24946, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Pearl S. Buck (here, next to this marker); Union Camp (a few steps from this marker); Hillsboro (approx. ¼ mile away); Mill Point (approx. 1.7 miles away); William L. "Mudwall" Jackson (approx. 2.4 miles away); 3rd West Virginia Mounted Infantry (approx. 3.7 miles away); 22nd Virginia Infantry (approx. 3.8 miles away); Chapman’s, Jackson’s, and Lurty’s Virginia Batteries (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
Markers at the Buck Birthplace Site Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain
3. Markers at the Buck Birthplace Site
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 637 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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