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Near Rainelle in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Sewell Mountain Campaign

 
 
Sewell Mountain Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
1. Sewell Mountain Campaign Marker
Inscription.  From August to October 1861, about 17,000 Union and Confederate troops operated near the Sewell Mountain area. Waiting for a major battle that never came, many soldiers died of disease caused by foul weather. Excessive rainfall hampered the long supply lines of both sides and ultimately forced Union Gen. Rosecrans to withdraw his troops back toward the Kanawha Valley.
 
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.
 
Location. 37° 58.394′ N, 80° 49.158′ W. Marker is near Rainelle, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is on Midland Trail 3.7 miles west of Rainelle, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rainelle WV 25962, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Robert E. Lee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Meadow River Lumber Company / United Methodist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Old Stone House
Sewell Mountain Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
2. Sewell Mountain Campaign Marker
(approx. 4 miles away); Andrew & Charles Lewis March (approx. 6 miles away); Rupert (approx. 8.3 miles away); Coal Miners Memorial (approx. 8.4 miles away); Camp Washington Carver (approx. 8˝ miles away); Camp Washington-Carver (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rainelle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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