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Ireland in Lewis County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fort Pickens

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel
1. Fort Pickens Marker
Inscription.  Two miles east is the site of Fort Pickens where Capt. Morgan Darnall's Company A, 10th West Virginia Infantry, Vols. enrolled and built fort, 1861-62; mustered into Union Army by Capt. Bainbridge on March 13, 1862. Burned, 1864.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 49.062′ N, 80° 27.725′ W. Marker is in Ireland, West Virginia, in Lewis County. Marker is at the intersection of Gauley Turnpike (U.S. 19) and Wildcat Road, on the right when traveling north on Gauley Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ireland WV 26376, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lewis County / Braxton County (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fort Pickens / Engagements of Co. A (approx. 2.9 miles away); Bennett-Camden (approx. 3.3 miles away); Battle of Bulltown (approx. 5.6 miles away); Bulltown / Bulltown Battle (approx. 6 miles
Fort Pickens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Fort Pickens Marker
away); Upshur Militia (approx. 6.8 miles away); Kesler's Raid (approx. 6.8 miles away); Skirmish at Salt Lick Bridge (approx. 9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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