Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
West Virginia Home Guards
Montani Semper Liberi
Dedicated to the hallowed memories of the brave men and devoted women who saved West Virginia to the Union. Presented to the state and people of West Virginia through the instrumentalities of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Women's Relief Corps by a private citizen.
Erected to commemorate the valor of those who on April 15, 1861. In instant response to the first call of Abraham Lincoln formed themselves into the intrepid Home Guards who held in check unaided the forces of Wise, and Lee, and Jackson, until the Federal armies came and driving the Confederates across the Alleghenies made possible the creation of the State of West Virginia; and also of those who as incomparable scouts & riflemen gave themselves to the nation and with dauntless courage and sagacity assisted in assuring to mankind "that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth".
Erected by The Grand Army of the Republic and the Women's Relief Corps by a private citizen.
Topics and series. This historical War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the The Grand Army of the Republic series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1913.
Location. 38° 20.214′ N, 81° 36.63′ W. Marker is in Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is at the intersection of California Avenue and Washington Street, on the left when traveling north on California Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston WV 25311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas J. Jackson (about 600 feet away); Booker Taliaferro Washington (about 600 feet away); The New Deal In Your Community (about 700 feet away); Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight (about 800 feet away); State Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Virginia's Female Veteran (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
More about this marker. Marker is on the State Capitol grounds.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,312 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 6, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. 6. submitted on May 19, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 7. submitted on September 23, 2023, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.