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Near Bunker Hill in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

James Johnston Pettigrew Monument

 
 
General James Johnston Pettigrew Monument image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
1. General James Johnston Pettigrew Monument
Inscription.  Due west of this tablet, 650 feet, is the Boyd House in which died, July 17, 1863, Brig.-Gen. James Johnston Pettigrew, of North Carolina, C. S. A. At Gettysburg he commanded and led Heth’s Division in the assault on Cemetery Ridge, July 3; and in the retreat was mortally wounded at Falling Water, July 14, 1863.

“He was a brave and accomplished officer and gentleman, and his loss will be deeply felt by the country and the Army.” R. E. Lee.
 
Erected 1918 by The North Carolina Historical Commission and The North Carolina Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1932.
 
Location. Marker has been damaged. 39° 19.62′ N, 78° 3.42′ W. Marker is near Bunker Hill, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on Winchester Pike (U.S. 11). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bunker Hill WV 25413, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location
James Johnston Pettigrew Monument image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
2. James Johnston Pettigrew Monument
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, measured as the crow flies. Morgan Chapel (approx. half a mile away); Christ Church (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Christ Church (approx. half a mile away); Morgan Morgan (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Morgan Acres" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Col. Morgan Morgan (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.9 miles away); West Virginia (Berkeley County) / Virginia (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bunker Hill.
 
Regarding James Johnston Pettigrew Monument. The monument is at the beginning of a perfectly straight driveway that leads to Edgewood, the John Boyd house. The house can be seen in the distance, framed in a gap of trees that run along the railroad track that bisects the driveway near the house. Photo No. 3 was taken from just beyond the railroad track where the driveway forks left and right in front of the Lilly pond.

General Elisha Boyd built the house in 1839 for his son John. James Pettigrew died here while in route from Falling Waters to Winchester for treatment. John Boyd’s son John Jr., was a Colonel in the Confederate army and was captured by Union General Sheridan near here in 1864. He was accused of being a spy and was sentenced to be shot. He watched his own grave being dug from his cell but his sentence was commuted five minutes
Edgewood, the John Boyd House image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
3. Edgewood, the John Boyd House
before his execution.
 
Also see . . .
1. 1994 entry by Clyde Wilson in the NCpedia for James Johnson Pettigrew. (Submitted on June 17, 2007.)
2. Carolina Cavalier: The Life and Mind of James Johnston Pettigrew. Book by Clyde N. Wilson on Amazon.com (Submitted on June 17, 2007.) 

3. The Long Lost Journal of Confederate General James Johnston Pettigrew. Book by Daniel F. Bauer on Amazon.com (Submitted on June 17, 2007.) 

4. Review of The Long Lost Journal. 2001 Review by Gary Luhman. (Submitted on June 17, 2007.) 

5. Article about the damage to the marker. (Submitted on June 7, 2020, by Robert Heyward of Prattville, Alabama.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Accidently hit by a truck on March 3, 2020. Catastrophic Damage
This was hit by a truck early on the morning of March 3, 2020. It was significantly damaged but could be repaired. It was still in the same condition at the beginning of June 2020.
    — Submitted June 7, 2020, by Robert Heyward of Prattville, Alabama.
 
Edgewood, the John Boyd House image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 16, 2016
4. Edgewood, the John Boyd House
Condition of the house in 2016.
A Berkeley County Historic Landmark Marker on The Boyd House image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 16, 2016
5. A Berkeley County Historic Landmark Marker on The Boyd House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 6,433 times since then and 105 times this year. Last updated on September 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. It was the Marker of the Week July 15, 2007. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 17, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on February 10, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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