Petersburg in Grant County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
The Last Days of Fort Mulligan
Before you is the largest bombproof at the Fort. Its original interior dimensions are unknown, but its present exterior dimensions are 200 feet by 55 feet. Note the unique, overlapping entrance at the end. The walls are greatly diminished near the middle, which could indicate damage inflicted by General Early who stated that one of the larger bombproofs had an
From the Diary of Joshua Winters, January 2–19, 1864. “Sat 2. i am on pickit gard today on the North Fork rode. it is vary winday and cold. Sun 3. the fort train was attacted and capterd at the jungtion 12 mils from hear ... Tues 5. Clear and cold. i am on duty a cutten timber for the fort today. tonight at 7 oclock we got orders to pack up and be reddy to move at 2 in the morning the order was countermanded. a grate deal of Commesarys stors are destroid. Wed 6. Clear today. the excitement is all over ... Fri 8. i am on pickit gard on the Sinikey rode. vary cold today and tonight. ... Wed 13. Plesant day. we got orders to knight if the long roll beat to fall in with our blankets on. ... Fri 15. Plesant day. i am on gard at the fort. the rebs made thair apearnce in the gap. one reb killd. the 23 went out this eaving, got back this morning. the train com up today, larg gard with it. Sat 16. plesant day. the train left for New Crick this morning. the 14 went with it as fur as Williamsport.... Mon 18. Clouday. i am on fatigue today. Tues 19. our Co went on scout through the gap today. the wind is vary heigh tonight. it blode severl houses down. Cold.”
Location. 39° 0.067′ N, 79° 8.367′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg WV 26847, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Protecting Supplies (within shouting distance of this marker); The Irish Brigade & the McNeill Rangers / The Civil War Comes to Hardy County (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Fort Mulligan Civil War Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Cannons (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending the Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); A Strategic Location (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Impregnable Fortress (about 400 feet away); Winter Quarters Huts (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
More about this marker. There is a portrait of Private Joshua Winters, Company G, First (W) VA Volunteer Infantry (1843–1900) on the lower right.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,689 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 18, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 5. submitted on October 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 6, 2009, by Geri Moser of Petersburg, West Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.