Clarksburg in Harrison County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Protecting the Town and Railroad
—Jones-Imboden Raid —
The trenches here and on Pinnicinick Hill were constructed for the protection of Clarksburg and the vital North Western Virginia Railroad. The line ran west from Grafton, where it joined the Baltimore an Ohio Railroad, through Clarksburg to Parkersburg. On May 30, 1861, three companies of the 14th Ohio Infantry arrived in Clarksburg by train from Ohio, the first Union troops to do so. The 8th Indiana Infantry soon arrived and on Jun 19 began to help build fortifications on Lowndes and Pinnicinick Hills.The soldiers did not live in the trenches but rather in camps in town. One of the camps was in the current Glen Elk area and another was in the area of the Odd Fellows Cemetery on Chestnut Street.
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the West Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 16.5′ N, 80° 20.418′ W. Marker is in Clarksburg, West Virginia, in Harrison County. Marker is on Kiwanis Drive. Click for map. The marker is located in Lowndes Park. Marker is in this post office area: Clarksburg WV 26301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S.S. West Virginia Bow Flag Staff (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Meetings (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Monument (approx. "Stonewall" Jackson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clarksburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson Birthplace (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Immigrants (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stonewall Jackson Birthplace (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clarksburg.
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