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Welch in McDowell County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Bushwhackers in McDowell

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 24, 2021
1. Bushwhackers in McDowell Marker
Inscription.  In June, 1862, Lt. Col. William Russell (4th WV) ordered Company D to McDowell County after learning that E.V. Harman and 100 rebels were terrorizing area Unionists. Union troops arrived to find that the guerillas had left the area in order to join a larger Confederate force near Tazewell, VA. Russell’s men burned Harman’s headquarters and destroyed 40 bushels of corn.
 
Erected 2016 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 month for this entry is June 1862.
 
Location. 37° 25.103′ N, 81° 35.404′ W. Marker is in Welch, West Virginia, in McDowell County. Marker is on Riverside Drive (West Virginia Route 16) north of Coal Heritage Road (U.S. 52), on the left when traveling south. It is in Veterans Park, close to the intersection of U.S. 52, WV 16 and WV 103. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Welch WV 24801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Merci Boxcar (a few steps from this marker); Julius Cartwright Foster, “Corky”
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By J. J. Prats, July 24, 2021
2. Bushwhackers in McDowell Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); McDowell in the Civil War (approx. 0.9 miles away); McDowell County (approx. one mile away); Welch (approx. one mile away); McDowell County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); Ethnic Population of McDowell County (approx. one mile away); Hatfield & Chambers (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Welch.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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