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Near Franklin in Pendleton County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Confederate Prayer Service

Pendleton County Civil War Landmark

 
 
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By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
1. Confederate Prayer Service Marker
Inscription.  Near this site, in May 1862, following the battle of Mcdowell, General "Stonewall" Jackson received orders to return to the Shenandoah Valley while attending church service with the army.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1862.
 
Location. 38° 37.066′ N, 79° 20.762′ W. Marker is near Franklin, West Virginia, in Pendleton County. Marker is on U.S. 220 0.1 miles north of Smith Creek Road (County Route 18), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin WV 26807, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Devonian Shale (approx. ¼ mile away); Destruction of Saltpeter Works (approx. 1.7 miles away); Trout Rock Fort (approx. 1.7 miles away); Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); McCoy House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Pendleton County World War I Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Franklin (approx. 1.8 miles away); Murder of Ambrose Meadows (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .  Pendleton County in the Civil War
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By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. Confederate Prayer Service Marker
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. Page five of the county's Civil War history mentions the prayer service. "On Sunday morning following the Battle of McDowell, General Jackson and his men attended church service conducted by Adjutant Dabney in the field at the mouth of Smith Creek." (Submitted on August 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 995 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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