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

"Battle" of Riverton

March 2nd 1862

 

— First Union Raid into Pendleton County —

 
"Battle of Riverton" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 20, 2002
1. "Battle of Riverton" Marker
This older version has been superseded by the above.
Inscription.  At this site, Confederate infantry along with two units of cavalry engaged Union forces numbering close forty. In the skirmish that resulted, Union troops rallied: forcing the Confederates from the field. Two local, Perry Bland and Thomas Powers were killed.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is March 2, 1862.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 44.483′ N, 79° 25.967′ W. Marker was in Riverton, West Virginia, in Pendleton County. Marker could be reached from German Valley Road (County Route 9) east of Mountaineer Drive (U.S. 33). Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Riverton WV 26814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The "Battle" of Riverton (here, next to this marker); Oriskany Sand (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gravesite of John Dolly (approx. 1.9 miles away); Last Union Raid (approx. 3 miles away); Germany Valley (approx. 3 miles away); Spruce Knob
Location of this marker showing replacement marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Miller, June 10, 2018
2. Location of this marker showing replacement marker
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(approx. 5.1 miles away); Camp Luther (approx. 5.8 miles away); Organized Pendleton County (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 7, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on June 11, 2018, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 5, 2022