Fayetteville in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Battle of Fayetteville
(1862) / (1863)
Battle of Fayetteville (1862)
On September 10, 1862, soldiers under the command of Confederate Gen. W.W. Loring attacked Union forces in Fayetteville under Col. Edward Siber, driving them out of the town towards Charleston, where fighting continued as Loring's men captured the city. Confederates held the Fayetteville area until late October, when Gen. Jacob Cox's larger Union force drove them out.
Battle of Fayetteville (1863)
On May 19, 1863, Confederate forces under Gen. John McCausland tried to retake Fayetteville form the Union army., which had previously routed Gen. Loring's troops. While the resulting Confederate loss to Federal soldiers under Col. C.B. White was largely unremarkable, the battle is notable due to the first use of indirect artillery fire in modern military history.
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives & History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville WV 25840, 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. A different marker also named Battle of Fayetteville (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abraham Vandal (about 800 feet away); Fayetteville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marquis de Lafayette (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vandalia Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fayetteville Town Park (approx. half a mile away); Indirect Firing (approx. 1.2 miles away); Townsend's Ferry (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
Also see . . . Fayetteville, West Virginia, During The Civil War. (Submitted on July 21, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 21, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.