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Near Arnoldsburg in Calhoun County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Arnoldsburg Skirmish

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2008
1. Arnoldsburg Skirmish Marker
Inscription. Site of Camp McDonald, set up, 1862, occupied by the 11th W. Va. Inf., U.S.V. Scene of engagement, May 6, 1862, when Federals under Maj. George C. Trimble beat off an attack by Confederate Moccasin Rangers under Capt. Geo. Downs.
 
Erected 1973 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 47.643′ N, 81° 8.5′ W. Marker is near Arnoldsburg, West Virginia, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 33 and Arnoldsburg-Rocksdale Road, on the left when traveling east on U.S. 33. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arnoldsburg WV 25234, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Engagement at Arnoldsburg (here, next to this marker); Gilmer County/Calhoun County (approx. 7.7 miles away); First County Court (approx. 11.3 miles away); Rathbone Well (approx. 16.7 miles away); Burning Springs Oil Field (approx. 16.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Skirmish at Arnoldsburg. Reprinted from Boyd B. Stutler's "West Virginia in the Civil War." (Submitted on December 6, 2008.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Arnoldsburg Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2008
2. Arnoldsburg Skirmish Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,524 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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