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Cleveland in Upshur County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Upshur Militia

 
 
Upshur Militia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 2, 2012
1. Upshur Militia Marker
Inscription.  While at drill here on Sept. 12, 1863, a company of 70 Upshur County militia under Daniel Gould was captured by a force of Confederates under Major J. K. Kesler. Seven escaped, 25 paroled, and 38 died in captivity.
 
Erected 1979 by West Virginia Department of Culture 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. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1884.
 
Location. 38° 50.43′ N, 80° 20.322′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, West Virginia, in Upshur County. Marker is at the intersection of Ireland - Rock Cave Road (State Highway 20) and Flatwood Run Road (County Route 20/13) on Ireland - Rock Cave Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland WV 26215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kesler's Raid (here, next to this marker); Bennett-Camden (approx. 6.7 miles away); Fort Pickens / Engagements of Co. A (approx. 6.7 miles away); Fort Pickens
Kessler's Raid and Upshur Militia Markers image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 2, 2012
2. Kessler's Raid and Upshur Militia Markers
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(approx. 6.8 miles away); Lewis County / Braxton County (approx. 8.3 miles away); McClellan's Buckhannon Camp (approx. 11.7 miles away); Jenkins in Buckhannon (approx. 11.7 miles away); Helvetia (approx. 11.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 24, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on September 2, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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