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Summersville in Nicholas County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Raid on Summersville

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 7, 2021
1. Raid on Summersville Marker
Inscription.  In the early morning of July 25, 1862, Confederate cavalry under Maj. Robert Bailey, accompanied by noted spy Nancy Hart, attacked two companies of the 9th WV Infantry stationed at Summersville. Catching the Federals by surprise. Bailey's men met with little resistance and captured the garrison, including Lt. Col. William Starr. They then burned several buildings in town.
 
Erected 2017 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 July 25, 1862.
 
Location. 38° 16.592′ N, 80° 50.21′ W. Marker is in Summersville, West Virginia, in Nicholas County. Marker is on Arbuckle Road (West Virginia Route 39) 0.1 miles west of U.S. 19, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Summersville WV 26651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nicholas County Bank (approx. 0.8 miles away); In Memory of (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nancy Hart (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nancy Hart's Capture (approx. 0.8 miles away); Summersville
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 7, 2021
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Hughes Ferry / Bridge (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hawks Nest Workers Memorial and Grave Site (approx. 3 miles away); Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster Workers Grave Site (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summersville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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