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Bartow in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp Allegheny

 
 
Camp Allegheny Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
1. Camp Allegheny Marker
Inscription. Confederate forces led by Col. Edward Johnson held a fortified camp here in winter of 1861-62. Sharp attack occurred, Dec. 13, 1861, in which the Union troops under Gen. Robert Milroy were beaten off.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 38° 28.536′ N, 79° 41.946′ W. Marker is in Bartow, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 250 and Forest Service Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 250. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bartow WV 24920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Virginia / Virginia (a few steps from this marker); The Great Raid (a few steps from this marker); Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); War In West Virginia (a few steps from this marker); Highland County / West Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker in Virginia); a different marker also named Camp Allegheny (approx. 0.7 miles away in Virginia); a different marker also named Camp Allegheny (approx. 1.3 miles away); Camp Bartow (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bartow.
 
Related markers.
Camp Allegheny (replacement marker) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 8, 2012
2. Camp Allegheny (replacement marker)
West Virginia Archives and History, 2011
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Camp Allegheney by markers.
 
Also see . . .  Camp Allegheny. Resource page from Civil War Preservation Trust. The Trust listed the battlefield among the most threatened sites in 2010. (Submitted on July 11, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Help Save Camp Allegheny image. Click for more information.
3. Help Save Camp Allegheny
Markers at the Intersection image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
4. Markers at the Intersection
Several interpretive markers stand at the intersection, which also stands at the state line.
Confederate Camp image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
5. Confederate Camp
Much of the impressive earthworks on site lay on private property. Looking from the Forest Service land over an open field, Confederate camp straddled the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike, which ran from the left of this view, diagonally, just over the ridge in the foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 629 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 11, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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