Clifton in Mason County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
William H. Powell
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives and 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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
Location. 39° 0.152′ N, 82° 2.498′ W. Marker is in Clifton, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of Mason Street (West Virginia Route 62) and Columbia Street, on the left when traveling west on Mason Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mason WV 25260, 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. Rear Admiral William W. Outerbridge (approx. 0.3 miles away in The Ohio River / Historic Middleport (approx. 0.3 miles away in Ohio); Major John B. Downing (approx. 0.3 miles away in Ohio); Middleport Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); General James V. Hartinger (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); Rear Admiral Arthur Clark (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); Virgil A. Lewis (approx. 1.3 miles away); Morgan's Raid Route / Meigs County Courthouse (approx. 1.8 miles away in Ohio).
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. “Powell and his men found one of the camps, determined that it was poorly guarded, and decided to capture it themselves. Each member of Powell's advance guard was armed with a saber and two six-shot revolvers. Powell decided to attack with sabers so that the other rebel camp would not be alarmed. They charged into the 500-man rebel camp with sabers drawn, and completely surprised the rebels. Many of the weapons captured were not loaded. Although hundreds of the rebels scattered into the countryside, a captain, a lieutenant and 112 enlisted men were captured, along with 200 weapons, a few wagons and some camping equipment. Powell’s only (Submitted on October 14, 2018.)
Additional keywords. Union soldier.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 14, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.