Winfield in Putnam County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Winﬁeld / Battle of Winﬁeld
Battle of Winﬁeld. Lt. Col. Vincent Witcher and Capt. Phillip Thurmond led two columns of Confederates on October 26, 1864, against Federal troops that were protecting Winfield and local river traffic. Though outnumbered, Company D of the 7th West Virginia Cavalry under Capt. John Reynolds repulsed the attack, killing Thurmond and taking several prisoners without suffering any major casualties.
Erected 2017 by West Virginia Archives and History.
Location. 38° 32.034′ N, 81° 53.544′ W. Marker is in Winfield, West Virginia, in Putnam County. Marker is on Winfield Road (West Virginia Route 817) just north of Courthouse Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winfield WV 25213, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Putnam County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Civil War in Putnam County (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Hoge House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Red House Shoals / Civil War Action (approx. 0.9 miles away); Red House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Coal Mining in Putnam County (approx. 1.9 miles away); A Park for the Coal Miner (approx. 1.9 miles away); Andrew & Charles Lewis March (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winfield.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 31, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.