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Union in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

General John Echols

 
 
General John Echols Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 6, 2012
1. General John Echols Marker
Inscription.  Gen. Echols was born March 20, 1823 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He entered the Confederate Army from his home in Union. With rank of Lieut. Col., Echols commanded the 27th Virginia Brigade. Staunton Infantry, at Manassas and was severely wounded at Kernstown. He was commissioned Brig. Gen. on April 16, 1862. His later service was mostly in West Virginia. He died May 24, 1896 and was buried in Staunton.
 
Erected by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
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. 37° 35.472′ N, 80° 32.61′ W. Marker is in Union, West Virginia, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 219) and Nota Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Marker is in front of the Monroe County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 Main Street, Union WV 24983, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Porcher Miles (a few steps from this marker);
General John Echols Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 6, 2012
2. General John Echols Marker
Union (a few steps from this marker); Crook's Occupation of Union (within shouting distance of this marker); Bishop Matthew W. Clair, Sr. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chapman House (about 400 feet away); Gen. John Echols House (about 600 feet away); Union College (about 700 feet away); Allen T. Caperton (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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