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Philippi in Barbour County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Benjamin F. Kelley

 
 
Benjamin F. Kelly Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, November 23, 2018
1. Benjamin F. Kelly Marker
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Born in New Hampshire In 1807, he moved to Wheeling and worked as a merchant and as a freight agent for the B&O. He was appointed colonel of the 1st WV (90-day regiment) in 1861 and led the unit at Philippi, where he was seriously wounded. He was promoted to brigadier general, breveted major general, 1864, and captured, 1865. Died July 16, 1891; buried Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Erected 2017 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 16, 1891.
 
Location. 39° 9.164′ N, 80° 2.64′ W. Marker is in Philippi, West Virginia, in Barbour County. Marker is at the intersection of Mansfield Drive (U.S. 250) and North Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Mansfield Drive. On the grounds of the Blue And Gray Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philippi WV 26416, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Philippi (a few steps from this marker); The Philippi Covered Bridge
Benjamin F. Kelley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, November 23, 2018
2. Benjamin F. Kelley Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); In Memory of the Sago Miners (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Porterfield's Headquarters Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Regimental Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Palmeto Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Philippi (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philippi.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 3, 2022