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Fairmont in Marion County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Confederate Cemetery

 
 
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, September 14, 2020
1. Confederate Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Near this point, in a mass grave, lie the remains of 39 Confederate soldiers from the 6th, 7th, 11th and 12th Virginia cavalry units—part of the force led by Gen. W.E. Jones. Attacked Fairmont April 29, 1863, after raids at Kingwood and Morgantown. The rebels routed the small Union forces, destroyed four railroad bridges, stole horses and cattle, and looted stores in town.
 
Erected 1978 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 29, 1854.
 
Location. 39° 28.806′ N, 80° 8.45′ W. Marker is in Fairmont, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is on Merchant Street (West Virginia Route 310) south of Jefferson Street (West Virginia Route 310), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 404 Merchant St, Fairmont WV 26554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle Of Fairmont (a few steps from this marker); High-Level / Million Dollar Robert H. Mollohan Bridge
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, September 14, 2020
2. Confederate Cemetery Marker
Marker is next to Battle of Fairmont marker.
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(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle for the Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Attack on Fairmont (approx. ¼ mile away); David Morgan (1721–1813) / Patriot, Defender (approx. ¼ mile away); A. Brooks Fleming House (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named High-Level / Million Dollar Robert H. Mollohan Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Colonel George S. “Spanky” Roberts, USAF Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmont.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2009. This page has been viewed 1,413 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on September 14, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on September 14, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   2. submitted on September 15, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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