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Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Lewisburg

The Battle of Lewisburg

 

The Battle of Lewisburg

 
Lewisburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 14, 2019
1. Lewisburg Marker
Inscription.  The Battle of Lewisburg was fought on May 23, 1862, between the Southern forces of General Henry A. Heth and the Northern forces of Colonel George Crook, later famous as the captor of Geronimo. The inhabitants of Lewisburg, Virginia, a peaceful town were awakened by the sound of artillery and the rattle of musketry that morning. This deadly conflict was a part of a larger Federal effort to sever communications between Virginia and Tennessee.

Although Colonel Crook won this half hour-long battle, Lewisburg remained a Southern outpost for most of the Civil War. The Ohio and Virginia units that fought here faced three more years of war and battles, including those at Antietam and Cold Harbor.
 
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trail.
 
Location. 37° 48.22′ N, 80° 26.949′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is on Washington Street West (U.S. 60) just west of Robert West McCormick Drive and Courtney Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewisburg WV 24901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
This interpretive panel and the Confederate Cemetery tablet image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 14, 2019
2. This interpretive panel and the Confederate Cemetery tablet
The Confederate Cemetery is uphill at the end of this path.
distance of this marker. Confederate Cemetery (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Lewisburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Cemetery / The Civil War (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Cammack Campbell (about 400 feet away); Shuck Memorial Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); Battle of Lewisburg (about 500 feet away); The Lewisburg Foundation (about 600 feet away); Greenbrier College / Greenbrier Hall (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on the grassy path to the Confederate Cemetery. The James River-Kanawha Turnpike followed this path originally.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. There is a duplicate of this marker at the McElhenny Road entrance to the Confederate Cemetery.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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