Barboursville in Cabell County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Battle of Barboursville
Erected 2004 by UDG, Border Rangers Chapter 2580 and the West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
Location. 38° 24.939′ N, 82° 17.684′ W. Marker is in Barboursville, West Virginia, in Cabell County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and Midland Trail (U.S. 60), on the left when traveling north on Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barboursville WV 25504, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woody Williams Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barboursville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nancy Cartmill Gardens (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barboursville Engagement (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Toll House The Bryan Family (approx. 3.6 miles away); West Virginia Colored Children's Home (approx. 4.4 miles away); Guyandotte (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barboursville.
Also see . . . History of Barboursville Community. 1925 article by J. W. Miller at the West Virginia Archives and History. “One of the first battles of the Civil War was fought in Barboursville on July 11, 1861, between the Wayne and Cabell County militia under Colonel Ferguson, and the Second Kentucky under Colonel Woodruff. The militia could not stand up under the bayonet charge, and retreated in haste, leaving one dead, a Mr. Reynolds, from Milton, and Absolom Ballinger wounded. Federal loss, five killed and eighteen wounded. I though our Militia was well trained, but lost confidence in them when I watched them in action during this fight. Our second fight was on Main Street in September 1862 between the Eighth Virginia Cavalry and a regiment of Ohio Cavalry under Colonel Powell. This battle was fought after night. Both sides retreated, one Union soldier being killed. The Eighth Virginia Cavalry was commanded by General (Submitted on November 5, 2018.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.