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Philippi in Barbour County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

First Land Battle

 
 
First Land Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
1. First Land Battle Marker
Inscription.  First land battle between the North and South here, June 3, 1861. Confederates under Col. Porterfield were dislodged by Federal troops from Gen. McClellan's army under Col. Kelley. The old covered bridge here was used by both armies.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 9.582′ N, 80° 2.806′ W. Marker is in Philippi, West Virginia, in Barbour County. Marker is on Beverly-Fairmont Pike (U.S. 250), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philippi WV 26416, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace - W.D. Zinn (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Philippi (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philippi (about 600 feet away); Historic Campbell School (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Philippi Covered Bridge (approx. half a mile away); The Covered Bridge (approx. half a mile away); a different marker
Markers beside the Beverly-Fairmont Pike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Markers beside the Beverly-Fairmont Pike
To the left, the W.D. Zinn marker. To the right, "First Land Battle."
also named Philippi (approx. half a mile away); Barbour County Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philippi.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Philippi - First Organized Land Action of Civil War. Also known as the Philippi Races. (Submitted on July 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
The Philippi Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
3. The Philippi Covered Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,568 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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