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Moorefield in Hardy County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Gen. Joseph Neville / McNeill's Raid

 
 
Gen. Joseph Neville Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
1. Gen. Joseph Neville Side
Inscription.  (Front):
Near here, grave of Gen. Joseph Neville; officer in Revolution; member of conventions of 1775 and 1776. With Alexander McLean of Pennsylvania, he completed survey of the Mason and Dixon line in 1782. His son, Joseph, was a general in War of 1812.

(Back):
Here, 1865, McNeill's Rangers under Lieut. Jesse C. McNeill started raid on Cumberland where they captured Generals Kelley and Crook of the Union Army. The Rangers, organized by Capt. John Hanson McNeill performed many daring deeds.
 
Erected by State of West Virginia.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location. 39° 4.062′ N, 78° 58.145′ W. Marker is in Moorefield, West Virginia, in Hardy County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 220), on the right when traveling south. Located beside the Moorefield Elementary School. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 North Main Street, Moorefield WV 26836, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Parsonage (approx. ¼ mile away); S. A. McMechen House (approx. 0.3 miles away); McMechen House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hardy County's First Court House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Moorefield (approx. 0.4 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Moorefield Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moorefield.
 
McNeill's Raid Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
2. McNeill's Raid Side
Gen. Joseph Neville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
3. Gen. Joseph Neville Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,182 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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