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Winfield in Putnam County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Winfield / Battle of Winfield

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2019
1. The Winfield side of this marker
Inscription.  Sited on land owned by Charles Brown, who started a ferry here in 1818, the town was named for Gen. Winfield Scott, Mexican-American War hero. Putnam County’s seat, it was incorporated in 1868. Its location along the Kanawha made it an important hub for trade and commerce and of strategic value during the Civil War. Use of ferry ended with bridge opening in 1957.

Battle of Winfield. Lt. Col. Vincent Witcher and Capt. Phillip Thurmond led two columns of Confederates on October 26, 1864, against Federal troops that were protecting Winfield and local river traffic. Though outnumbered, Company D of the 7th West Virginia Cavalry under Capt. John Reynolds repulsed the attack, killing Thurmond and taking several prisoners without suffering any major casualties.
 
Erected 2017 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 32.034′ N, 81° 53.544′ W. Marker is in Winfield, West Virginia, in Putnam County. Marker is on Winfield Road (West Virginia Route 817) just north of Courthouse
The Battle of Winfield side of this marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2019
2. The Battle of Winfield side of this marker
Drive, on the right when traveling south. It is at the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winfield WV 25213, 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. Putnam County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Civil War in Putnam County (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Hoge House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Red House Shoals / Civil War Action (approx. 0.9 miles away); Red House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Coal Mining in Putnam County (approx. 1.9 miles away); A Park for the Coal Miner (approx. 1.9 miles away); Andrew & Charles Lewis March (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winfield.
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2019
3. Winfield / Battle of Winfield Marker
Putnam County Courthouse, Winfield, West Virginia image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2019
4. Putnam County Courthouse, Winfield, West Virginia
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 31, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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