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Union in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Confederate Postal Service

 
 
Confederate Postal Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, June 11, 2018
1. Confederate Postal Service Marker
Inscription.  Rebel postal services were formed in early 1861 under John H. Reagan, with operations commencing June 1. In contested sections of western Virginia, control of the mail often changed hands as battle lines ebbed and flowed. Southern strongholds in areas like Monroe County, where Maj. James Shanklin was postmaster, enjoyed more steady mail delivery the entirety of the war.
 
Erected 2017 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists.
 
Location. 37° 36.009′ N, 80° 32.422′ W. Marker is in Union, West Virginia, in Monroe County. Marker is on Seneca Trail (U.S. 219) 0.1 miles south of Walnut Grove Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union WV 24983, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union, Western Virginia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Monument
Confederate Postal Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, June 11, 2018
2. Confederate Postal Service Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Allen T. Caperton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gen. John Echols House (approx. half a mile away); Bishop Matthew W. Clair, Sr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Union (approx. 0.6 miles away); General John Echols (approx. 0.6 miles away); Crook's Occupation of Union (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2018, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2018, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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