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Riverton in Pendleton County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The “Battle” of Riverton

First Union Raid into Pendleton County

 
 
The "Battle of Riverton" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, October 20, 2011
1. The "Battle of Riverton" Marker
Inscription. At this site on March 2nd, 1862, Union forces numbering forty were attacked by local Confederate infantry and two units of cavalry. In the skirmish that resulted, Union troops rallied forcing the Confederates from the field. Two local men, Perry Bland and Thomas Powers were killed in the battle.
 
Location. 38° 44.58′ N, 79° 26.142′ W. Marker is in Riverton, West Virginia, in Pendleton County. Marker is on Germany Valley Road (County Route 9) 0.6 miles east of Mountaineer Drive (U.S. 33), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. On the road to Seneca Caverns just after you leave the town of Riverton. Marker is in this post office area: Riverton WV 26814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named "Battle" of Riverton (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oriskany Sand (about 800 feet away); Tuscarora (Clinton) Sand (approx. 3 miles away); Last Union Raid (approx. 3.2 miles away); Germany Valley (approx. 3.2 miles away); Spruce Knob (approx. 5.1 miles away); Seneca Rocks (approx. 7.1 miles away); More Than One Way Up (approx. 7.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Riverton.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
"Battle of Riverton" Marker with Flags image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, October 20, 2011
2. "Battle of Riverton" Marker with Flags
Rock formation across the road from the marker image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, October 20, 2011
3. Rock formation across the road from the marker
Town of Riverton is visible to the northwest.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 496 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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