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Fairmont in Marion County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Confederate Cemetery

 
 
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 23, 2009
1. Confederate Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Near this point, in a mass grave, lie the remains of 39 Confederate soldiers from the 6th, 7th, 11th and 12th Virginia cavalry units—part of the force led by Gen. W.E. Jones. Attacked Fairmont April 29, 1863, after raids at Kingwood and Morgantown. The rebels routed the small Union forces, destroyed four railroad bridges, stole horses and cattle, and looted stores in town.
 
Erected 1978 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 39° 28.806′ N, 80° 8.45′ W. Marker is in Fairmont, West Virginia, in Marion County. Marker is on Merchant Street (West Virginia Route 73) south of Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 404 Merchant St, Fairmont WV 26554, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. High-Level / Million Dollar Robert H. Mollohan Bridge (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle for the Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Attack on Fairmont (approx. ¼ mile away); David Morgan (1721–1813) / Patriot, Defender (approx. ¼ mile away); A. Brooks Fleming House (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named High-Level / Million Dollar Robert H. Mollohan Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Colonel George S. “Spanky” Roberts, USAF Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Boaz Fleming (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmont.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,213 times since then and 76 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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