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Near Kegley in Mercer County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Feeding the Confederacy

 
 
Feeding the Confederacy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 25, 2021
1. Feeding the Confederacy Marker
Inscription.  During the Civil War, the Southern war effort relied on its agrarian economy to help support military operations. Although raiding and foraging occurred often, so too did business transactions between the Confederacy and local farmers. Former Mercer County Clerk Charles W. Calfee was one such farmer who found a military market for hay, corn, and beef during the war.
 
Erected 2019 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.
 
Location. 37° 24.308′ N, 81° 8.609′ W. Marker is near Kegley, West Virginia, in Mercer County. Marker is on Makota Road (Route 10) 0.4 miles west of Beckley Road (U.S. 19), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kegley WV 24731, 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. Mitchell Clay (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Dead (approx.
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3.2 miles away); Napoleon Bonaparte French (approx. 3.2 miles away); McNutt House (approx. 3˝ miles away); To The Memory of Gen. Hugh Mercer (approx. 3˝ miles away); Princeton (approx. 3˝ miles away); American Revolution Bicentennial Bell (approx. 3˝ miles away); Richard Blankenship (approx. 3˝ miles away).
 
Feeding the Confederacy and Mitchell Clay Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 25, 2021
2. Feeding the Confederacy and Mitchell Clay Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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