Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Battle of Charleston
— Jenkins's Raid —
As Confederate Gen. Albert G. Jenkins conducted his raid through western Virginia, Union Col. Joseph A.J. Lightburn began consolidating scattered Federal forces to defend important positions and resources. Not only Jenkins, but also Confederate Gen. William W. Loring, acting in concert with Jenkins, threatened Union positions. Leading a combined command of infantry, cavalry, and horse artillery, Loring struck at Federal forces in the Kanawha River Valley.
On September 13, 1862, part of Loring’s force caught up with Lightburn here as the Federals withdrew through Charleston and down the
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Civil War Trails series list.
Location. 38° 21.498′ N, 81° 38.988′ W. Marker is in Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is at the intersection of Kanawha Boulevard (U.S. 60) and Ohio Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Kanawha Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 Kanawha Boulevard, Charleston WV 25302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George W. Summers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Military Occupation Presidential Presence (approx. ¾ mile away); Charleston (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort Scammon (approx. 0.8 miles away); Baptism By Fire (approx. 0.8 miles away); Temple Israel - 1873 (approx. 0.9 miles away); State Capitol (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 585 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 3. submitted on September 10, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.