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

Battle Of Fairmont

 
 
Battle Of Fairmont Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 14, 2020
1. Battle Of Fairmont Marker
Inscription.  On April 29, 1863, during the noted Jones-Imboden Raid, Confederate cavalry attacked Fairmont. Parts of the 106th NY Volunteers, along with militia and townsmen, mounted a strong but futile defense against overwhelming numbers. Gen. Jones's men blew up the railroad bridge, looted stores, and fired various buildings, notably destroying the personal library of Gov. Pierpont.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 29, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 28.809′ N, 80° 8.446′ W. Marker is in Fairmont, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of Merchant Street (West Virginia Route 310) and 3rd Street (West Virginia Route 310), on the right when traveling south on Merchant Street. Just south of the AutoZone parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 404 Merchant Street, 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. Confederate Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); High-Level / Million Dollar Robert H. Mollohan Bridge (about 700 feet away, measured
Battle Of Fairmont Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 14, 2020
2. Battle Of Fairmont Marker
Beside Confederate Cemetery Marker.
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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. ¼ mile away); Johnnie Johnson (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 September 14, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 17, 2022