Near Riverton in Pendleton County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Last Union Raid
End of the War in Pendleton County
Troxel's failed attack at Franklin--the last such raid into Pendleton County--was attributed to two resourceful women, Phoebe and Mary Jane Warner. They lived in the valley below you, and learning of Troxel's approach, the mother and daughter decided to alert the Pendleton County Dixie Boys and the Pendleton Reserves. They walked over snow-covered North Mountain on foot. Phoebe borrowed a horse at
Marker series. This marker is included in the West Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 42.352′ N, 79° 24.082′ W. Marker is near Riverton, West Virginia, in Pendleton County. Marker is on U.S. 33 2 miles west of Bland Hills Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin WV 26807, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Germany Valley (here, next to this marker); "Battle" of Riverton (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named The "Battle" of Riverton (approx. 3.2 miles away); Oriskany Sand (approx. 3.3 miles away); Tuscarora (Clinton) Sand (approx. 3.4 miles away); Pendleton County World War I Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); Franklin (approx. 5.8 miles away); Murder of Ambrose Meadows (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Riverton.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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