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Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Lewisburg

The Battle of Lewisburg

— The Battle of Lewisburg —

 
 
Lewisburg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, March 27, 2009
1. Lewisburg Marker
Inscription.  The Battle of Lewisburg was fought on May 23, 1862, between the Southern forces of General Henry A. Heth and the Northern forces of Colonel George Crook, later famous as the captor of Geronimo. The inhabitants of Lewisburg, Virginia, a peaceful town were awakened by the sound of artillery and the rattle of musketry that morning. This deadly conflict was a part of a larger Federal effort to sever communications between Virginia and Tennessee.

Although Colonel Crook won this half hour-long battle, Lewisburg remained a Southern outpost for most of the Civil War. The Ohio and Virginia units that fought here faced three more years of war and battles, including those at Antietam and Cold Harbor.
 
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNotable EventsWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1888.
 
Location. 37° 48.076′ N, 80° 27.217′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is on McElhenny Road (Local Route 60/9) 0.3 miles
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west of Church Street, on the right when traveling west. You can park across the road from the cemetery gate, or drive up the lane to the cemetery to park there and walk back. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewisburg WV 24901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Lewisburg (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Cemetery (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Lewisburg (about 700 feet away); Big Lime (approx. ¼ mile away); Dick Pointer (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Lewisburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Lewisburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rev. John McElhenney, D.D. (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. There is a duplicate of this marker on the walking path to the Confederate Cemetery that starts on Washington Street.
 
Lewisburg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 14, 2019
2. Lewisburg Marker
Marker is at the entrance to the Confederate Cemetery.
Lewisburg Battle Map image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, March 27, 2009
3. Lewisburg Battle Map
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,574 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on August 12, 2022, by Drew A Gruber of N/a, N/a. Photos:   1. submitted on August 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on October 7, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on August 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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