“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)


The Battle of Lewisburg

Lewisburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 27, 2009
1. Lewisburg Marker
Inscription. The Battle of Lewisburg was fought on May 23, 1862, between the Southern forces of General Henry A. Heth and the Northern forces of Colonel George Crook, later famous as the captor of Geronimo. The inhabitants of Lewisburg, Virginia, a peaceful town were awakened by the sound of artillery and the rattle of musketry that morning. This deadly conflict was a part of a larger Federal effort to sever communications between Virginia and Tennessee.

Although Colonel Crook won this half hour-long battle, Lewisburg remained a Southern outpost for most of the Civil War. The Ohio and Virginia units that fought here faced three more years of war and battles, including those at Antietam and Cold Harbor.
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trail.
Location. 37° 48.081′ N, 80° 27.216′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is on McElhenny Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewisburg WV 24901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Lewisburg (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Cemetery (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Lewisburg
Lewisburg Battle Map image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, March 27, 2009
2. Lewisburg Battle Map
(about 600 feet away); Big Lime (approx. ¼ mile away); Dick Pointer (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Lewisburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rev. John McElhenney, D.D. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carnegie Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,334 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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