Petersburg in Grant County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Defending the Fort
From the Diary of Joshua Winters, September 10–20, 1863. “Thur 10. clear today. tonite at 9 oclock thair was 100 of us went on a scout. We waded the South Branch, crost the mountain, got to the North Branch at daylite, very rough rode, steep and dark. Fri 11. went down the river and attacked the eneme. Drove them look sum prisners, then took the mountain. got to camp at sundown. all vary tiard. rough rodes and hard marchin. the 11 of September the rebels supprised Stevens at Moorefield and took 150 of our regement. Sat 12. Damp today. tonight at 9 oclock thair was 150 of us went scout, waded the river and traveld till 2 in the morning. stopt in the woods, side of the mountain. i am on pickit. dark. all tiard and sleepy. Sun 13. at daylite the 54th deploid and we moved on along the mountain for 2 miles. then we
Erected by Civil War Preservation Trust.
Location. 39° 0.033′ N, 79° 8.4′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, West Virginia, in Grant County. Marker can be reached from the Grant Memorial Hospital Parking Lot south of West Virginia Route 55. 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 Last Days of Fort Mulligan (within shouting distance of this marker); The Impregnable Fortress (within shouting distance of this marker); Winter Quarters Huts (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Cannons (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Strategic Location (about The Irish Brigade & the McNeill Rangers / The Civil War Comes to Hardy County (about 400 feet away); Welcome to Fort Mulligan Civil War Site (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
Additional keywords. Fort Mulligan
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