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Falling Waters in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Stumpy’s Hollow

July 2, 1861

 
 
Stumpy’s Hollow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 6, 2020
1. Stumpy’s Hollow Marker
Inscription.  Site of JEB Stuart’s capture of Union Soldiers
 
Erected by Falling Waters Battlefield Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 32.937′ N, 77° 55.096′ W. Marker is in Falling Waters, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is at the intersection of Hammonds Mill Road (West Virginia Route 901) and St. Andrews Drive (County Road 3/1), on the right when traveling west on Hammonds Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5086 Hammonds Mill Road, Falling Waters WV 25419, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Falling Waters (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Falling Waters (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Falling Waters (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Falling Waters (approx. 0.8 miles away); General “Stonewall” Jackson (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also
Marker and Split-rail Fence at Stumpy’s Hollow image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2011
2. Marker and Split-rail Fence at Stumpy’s Hollow
The Falling Waters Battlefield Association recently constructed this split-rail fence at Stumpy’s Hollow to increase public awareness of the battle and the site.
named Battle of Falling Waters (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battles of Falling Waters (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hammond House (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falling Waters.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Falling Waters - July 2, 1861. Falling Waters Battlefield Association website. (Submitted on August 7, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Battle of Falling Waters
On July 2, 1861, 3,500 Union troops under Gen. Robert Patterson entered [West] Virginia north of here. His objective was to engage a Division under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to prevent them from reinforcing the Confederates massing near Manassas. A company of the 15th Pennsylvania Volunteers rested at a split rail fence at this location while their captain reconnoitered. A mounted Lt. Colonel in a blue uniform approached and ordered the men to dismantle part of the fence so that he could pass. After the Pennsylvanians finished, the officer identified himself as Confederate JEB Stuart (still wearing his Union uniform) and demanded their surrender. With Confederate reinforcements
2nd Stumpy’s Hollow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2011
3. 2nd Stumpy’s Hollow Marker
This identical marker is located a short distance to the west. The other marker can be seen behind this one.
arriving, the entire company complied. This was the start of the Battle of Falling Waters.
    — Submitted August 7, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,778 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 6, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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