Romney in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
The Daughters of Old Hampshire, erect this tribute of affection to her heroic sons, who fell in defence of Southern Rights.
J.J. Arnold. F. Abee. A.J. Baker.
Wm Baker. J.Bumgarner.
Morgan Brill. Mat Brill. G. Delaplaine. J. Doughett. J. Engle.
C. Garvin. G.B. Garvin. W. Hiett. J. Hammock. T. Harrison.
Rev. I.S. Reese.
E. H. Hutley.
T. Mc Graw.
J. Kump. M. Orndorff. S. McCauley. L. Snodgrass. J.E. Pugh.
V. Kump. P. Noland. J. Rudolph. J.M. Reese. M.V. Reid.
W.O. Lupton. J. Moreland. J. Starns. V.C. Sechrist. G.W. Strother.
G. Shoemaker. L.D. Shanholtzer. J. Strother. W. Ungleshee. B. Wills.
Erected 1867 by The Daughters of Old Hampshire.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 20.557′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Romney WV 26757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian Mound Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Pearsall 1754 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indian Mound (about 400 feet away); Mt. Pisgah Benevolence Cemetery (about 500 feet away); W.VA.'s Oldest Public Office Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Romney's Oldest House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); Taggart-Hall House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Romney.
Regarding Confederate Memorial. Confederate Memorial (Romney, WV) - Wikipedia:
"According to United Daughters of the Confederacy historian Mary Bell Foote, the words "Southern Rights" were initially omitted from the end of the memorial's inscription during its fabrication due to the "bitter feelings at the time" following the American Civil War, and Federal statutes banning such monuments. After the memorial's components were packaged for shipping to Romney, the words "Southern Rights" were secretly etched into the white marble and the components quickly boarded over and shipped."
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2020. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Last updated on November 4, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 29, 2020.