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Beverly in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Rosser's Raid

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 30, 2021
1. Rosser's Raid Marker
Inscription.  On the morning of January 11, 1865, Confederate Gen. Thomas Rosser led 300 soldiers against Col. Robert Youart's Union troops at Beverly. Despite being severely outnumbered, Rosser's men captured the town in under an hour. Though neither side suffered high casualties, Youart lost 580 Federals as prisoners who were sent to Richmond. It was the last major action in the county.
 
Erected 2017 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 11, 1865.
 
Location. 38° 50.718′ N, 79° 52.287′ W. Marker is in Beverly, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is on Main Street (West Virginia Route 92) just north of Cemetery Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 335 Main St, Beverly WV 26253, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beverly Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Lemuel Chenoweth (within shouting distance of this marker); Public Education in Beverly, VA-WV Beginning 1858
Rosser's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 30, 2021
2. Rosser's Raid Marker
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(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beverly Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gum Hart / Collett House (approx. ¼ mile away); Peter Buckey House (approx. ¼ mile away); Laura Jackson Arnold (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beverly.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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