Moorefield in Hardy County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Gen. Joseph Neville / McNeill's Raid
Near here, grave of Gen. Joseph Neville; officer in Revolution; member of conventions of 1775 and 1776. With Alexander McLean of Pennsylvania, he completed survey of the Mason and Dixon line in 1782. His son, Joseph, was a general in War of 1812.
Here, 1865, McNeill's Rangers under Lieut. Jesse C. McNeill started raid on Cumberland where they captured Generals Kelley and Crook of the Union Army. The Rangers, organized by Capt. John Hanson McNeill performed many daring deeds.
Erected by State of West Virginia.
Location. 39° 4.062′ N, 78° 58.145′ W. Marker is in Moorefield, West Virginia, in Hardy County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 220), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located beside the Moorefield Elementary School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 North Main Street, Moorefield WV 26836, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McMechen House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Moorefield (approx. 0.4 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Moorefield Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 Cemetery Hill (approx. half a mile away); Maslin House (approx. half a mile away); Mill Island (approx. 2.1 miles away); Battle of Moorefield (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moorefield.
Categories. • War of 1812 • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary •
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