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Near Belington in Barbour County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Civil War on the Beverly & Fairmont Turnpike

 
 
Civil War on the Beverly & Fairmont Turnpike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
1. Civil War on the Beverly & Fairmont Turnpike Marker
On the left of the marker is a portrait of Ambrose Bierce, Private with the 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment, During the Battles at Belington, also post Civil War author & editor.
Inscription. "A few dozen of us who had been swapping shots with the enemy's skirmishers, grew tired of the result less battle and by a common impulse - and I think without orders or officers, ran forward into the woods and attacked the Confederate works. We did well enough considering the hopeless folly of the movement, but we came out of the woods faster than we went in a good deal. Our camp is now a racetrack."
Ambrose Bierce 1904
 
Location. 39° 0.797′ N, 79° 55.452′ W. Marker is near Belington, West Virginia, in Barbour County. Marker is on Laurel Mountain Road (County Route 15), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belington WV 26250, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Laurel Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cannons (approx. 0.6 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Laurel Hill (approx. mile away);
Civil War on the Beverly & Fairmont Turnpike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
2. Civil War on the Beverly & Fairmont Turnpike Marker
Civil War (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Laurel Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Forced Flight (approx. 0.8 miles away); Welcome to Camp Laurel Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belington.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Old Beverly & Fairmont Turnpike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
3. Old Beverly & Fairmont Turnpike
The old turnpike, now County Route 15, weaves its way up the mountain.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 934 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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