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Harts in Lincoln County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Whaley's Escape

 
 
Whaley's Escape Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 22, 2022
1. Whaley's Escape Marker
Inscription.  Captured during the November 10, 1861, raid on Guyandotte, Kellian Whaley, U.S. Congressman and major of the 9th WV Infantry, escaped Confederate captors led by Capt. Vincent A. Witcher a few days later at Chapmanville. He made his way up Big Harts Creek to the home of Unionist and War of 1812 veteran Absalom Queen on Kiahs Creek, and was later escorted to Union lines.
 
Erected 2019 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is November 10, 1861.
 
Location. 38° 1.734′ N, 82° 7.914′ W. Marker is in Harts, West Virginia, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of Big Harts Creek Road (County Route 19) and Riverview Avenue (West Virginia Route 10), on the left when traveling north on Big Harts Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Big Harts Creek Rd, Harts WV 25524, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brumfield Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Logan County / Lincoln County
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(approx. 4.3 miles away); Battle of Kanawha Gap (approx. 7.4 miles away); Chief Logan's Speech (approx. 11˝ miles away); Aunt Jenny Wilson (approx. 11˝ miles away); Tom "Rose" Tomblin (approx. 11˝ miles away); Chesapeake & Ohio 2755 Steam Locomotive (approx. 11˝ miles away); Chesapeake and Ohio Kanawha (approx. 11˝ miles away).
 
Whaley's Escape Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 22, 2022
2. Whaley's Escape Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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