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

Blue and Gray / Travelers’ Repose

 
 
Blue and Gray Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
1. Blue and Gray Side
Inscription.
Blue and Gray
Near here was Camp Bartow, fortified by Confederates in 1861. At Greenbrier Bridge, an artillery duel was fought, Oct. 3, 1861. Battle of Allegheny (8 Mi.E.) was fought, Dec. 13, 1861, between armies of Gen. W.L. Jackson and Gen. R.L. Milroy.

"Travelers' Repose"
Made famous in novels of Hergesheimer, Bierce, and others. This is the country of "Tol'able David." On the neighboring hills are the Confederate trenches that guarded their camp in 1861, near which several battles were fought.
 
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 32.28′ N, 79° 46.411′ W. Marker is in Bartow, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Pike Road (County Route 3) and West Virginia Highway 28, on the right when traveling west on Old Pike Road. 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. Travellers Repose (here, next to this marker); Camp Bartow (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Camp Bartow
Travelers' Repose Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. Travelers' Repose Side
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Allegheny (approx. 5.2 miles away); Cheat Mountain (approx. 5.8 miles away); West Virginia / Virginia (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Great Raid (approx. 5.9 miles away); War In West Virginia (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bartow.
 
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Blue and Gray / Travelers' Repose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
3. Blue and Gray / Travelers' Repose Marker
Travelers' Repose image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
4. Travelers' Repose
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 785 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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