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Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fort Scammon

 
 
Fort Scammon Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
1. Fort Scammon Marker
Inscription.  With a commanding view of the area below, present-day Fort Hill was used by both Civil War armies. The Confederate push into the Kanawha Valley in 1862 relied on artillery on the heights, and Union troops created a more permanent presence in 1863, naming the battlements after General Eliakim P. Scammon, Third Division, Department of West Virginia. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 1976.
 
Erected 2017 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 20.833′ N, 81° 39.164′ W. Marker is in Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on Fort Hill Drive just east of Cantley Drive at its intersection with U.S. 119, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Fort Hill Dr, Charleston WV 25314, 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. Military Occupation (approx. mile away); Presidential Presence (approx. mile away); Charleston (approx. mile away); Battle of Charleston
Fort Scammon Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
2. Fort Scammon Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Charleston (approx. 0.9 miles away); George W. Summers (approx. one mile away); Temple Israel - 1873 (approx. one mile away); State Capitol (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 104 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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