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Moorefield in Hardy County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Battle of Moorefield

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 17, 2020
1. Battle of Moorefield Marker
Inscription.  After a failed raid on New Creek on August 4, 1864, the Confederate cavalry of Gens. McCausland and Johnson made camp near Moorefield on the South Branch of the Potomac. Hoping to smash the Rebel raiders, Union Gen. Averell led his smaller force in a surprise attack early on the morning of the 7th and won a decisive victory, effectively crippling McCausland's force.
 
Erected by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 4.902′ N, 78° 57.845′ W. Marker is in Moorefield, West Virginia, in Hardy County. Marker is on U.S. 220 0.4 miles south of Harness Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1397 Route 220, Moorefield WV 26836, 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 Moorefield (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gen. Joseph Neville / McNeill's Raid (approx. one
Battle of Moorefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 17, 2020
2. Battle of Moorefield Marker
mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Olivet Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Parsonage (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cemetery Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moorefield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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