Bulltown in Braxton County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Bulltown / Bulltown Battle
Important point in plan of Washington to establish water transportation to West. Salt was made here as early as 1792. Attack of whites in 1772 upon Captain Bull's Indian village here was among the causes of Dunmore's War.
On October 13, 1863, a force of 400 Union troops under Captain W. H. Mattingly, entrenched on the hills to the northeast, repulsed attack of Confederate forces under Colonel W. L. Jackson. Jackson retreated after some loss into Pocahontas County.
Erected 2002 by West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
Location. 38° 47.172′ N, 80° 33.909′ W. Marker is in Bulltown, West Virginia, in Braxton County. Marker is on Gauley Turnpike (State Road 4) (U.S. 19). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Napier WV 26631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Bulltown (approx. half a mile away); Fort Pickens / Engagements of Co. A (approx. 6.9 miles away); Town of Burnsville Braxton County/Gilmore County (approx. 9.8 miles away); The War and Suttonville (approx. 11.4 miles away); The Burning of Suttonville (approx. 11.6 miles away).
Also see . . . Ohio History Central. Lord Dunmore's War, John Murray, Lord Dunmore, hoped to prevent Pennsylvania's expansion into modern-day West Virginia and Kentucky. He wished to place Virginia militiamen in these regions. He also hoped to open these lands to white settlement. (Submitted on October 18, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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