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Hillsboro in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William L. “Mudwall” Jackson

19th & 20th Virginia Cavalry C.S.A.

 

—November 3-5, 1863 —

 
William L. "Mudwall" Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
1. William L. "Mudwall" Jackson Marker
Inscription. William L. "Mudwall" Jackson and the main body of the 19th Virginia Cavalry were in camp near Mill Point on November 3, 1863, when they received a message from Lt. George W. Siple, a Pocahontas County native in Capt. William L. McNeel's Company F, 19th Virginia, concerning a confrontation with Gen. William W. Averell near Green Bank.

Rumors abounded that Averell was planning to strike Lewisburg. Col. Jackson sent messages to Col. William W. Arnett, 20th Virginia Cavalry at Marlins Bottom; General John Echols at Lewisburg; Capt. Jacob W. Marshall, Company I, 19th Virginia Cavalry at Edray; and Lt. Col. William P. Thompson, 19th Virginia Cavalry, to proceed toward the Lewisburg and Beaver Lick Pike.
 
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the West Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 38° 9.784′ N, 80° 10.26′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 219 and Steven Hole Run Road (County Route 219/8), on the right when traveling south on U.S. 219. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro WV 24946, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of
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By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. Area Map
this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mill Point (approx. 0.7 miles away); Union Camp (approx. 2.4 miles away); Birthplace of Pearl S. Buck (approx. 2.4 miles away); Yankee Army Camp (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hillsboro (approx. 2.6 miles away); Natural History and Heritage (approx. 2.9 miles away); Cranberry Glades (approx. 5.2 miles away); Marlinton (approx. 5.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
William L. "Mudwall" Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
3. William L. "Mudwall" Jackson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,094 times since then and 25 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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