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Troy in Gilmer County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Raid on Troy

 
 
Raid on Troy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
1. Raid on Troy Marker
Inscription.  On September 18, 1863, a band of 30 Confederate guerillas raided the town of Troy. They robbed stores of about $1,000 worth of goods and pillaged private homes. They also took captive three residents and three 6th WV Infantry soldiers. In response, the Gilmer and Bone Creek Guards arrested 15 prominent area secessionists for prisoner exchange. Two of the soldiers died in prison.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 18, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 1.214′ N, 80° 45.86′ W. Marker is in Troy, West Virginia, in Gilmer County. Marker is on Linn Cox Mills Road (West Virginia Route 47) 3.1 miles west of U.S. 119, on the left when traveling west. It is at the Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3055 WV-47 W, Troy WV 26443, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stagecoach Stop (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gilmer County Poor Farm Infirmary (approx. 5.8 miles away); Samuel Lewis Hays
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(approx. 6.2 miles away); Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge (approx. 6.4 miles away); Fallen Post Oak (approx. 6.9 miles away); Fort Moore (approx. 6.9 miles away); Attack on Glenville (approx. 6.9 miles away); Glenville State College Presidents (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
Raid on Troy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
2. Raid on Troy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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