Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Union in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Confederate Postal Service

 
 
Confederate Postal Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, June 11, 2018
1. Confederate Postal Service Marker
Inscription. Rebel postal services were formed in early 1861 under John H. Reagan, with operations commencing June 1. In contested sections of western Virginia, control of the mail often changed hands as battle lines ebbed and flowed. Southern strongholds in areas like Monroe County, where Maj. James Shanklin was postmaster, enjoyed more steady mail delivery the entirety of the war.
 
Erected 2017 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Location. 37° 36.009′ N, 80° 32.422′ W. Marker is in Union, West Virginia, in Monroe County. Marker is on Seneca Trail (U.S. 219) 0.1 miles south of Walnut Grove Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union WV 24983, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union, Western Virginia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gen. John Echols House (approx. half a mile away); Bishop Matthew W. Clair, Sr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Union (approx. 0.6 miles away); General John Echols (approx. 0.6 miles away); Crook's Occupation of Union (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Porcher Miles (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union.
 
Categories. CommunicationsWar, US Civil
 
Confederate Postal Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Miller, June 11, 2018
2. Confederate Postal Service Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2018, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2018, by Roger Miller of Pulaski, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement