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Near Fayetteville in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Indirect Firing

 
 
Indirect Firing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
1. Indirect Firing Marker
Inscription. Nearby on May 19-20, 1863, Corp. Milton W. Humphreys, gunner in Bryan's Battery, 13th Virginia Light Artillery, C.S.A., made first use of indirect artillery fire in warfare. Target was Union fort in Fayetteville.
 
Erected 1979 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 38° 2.421′ N, 81° 6.962′ W. Marker is near Fayetteville, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is on Nickelville Road (County Route 19/1) north of Talbert Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Road becomes Nickelville Road from Maple Avenue coming from downtown Fayetteville traveling south. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville WV 25840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vandalia Cemetery ( approx. one mile away); Battle of Fayetteville ( approx. 1.1 miles away); Abraham Vandal ( approx. 1.1 miles away); Fayetteville ( approx. 1.1 miles away); Marquis de Lafayette ( approx. 1.1 miles away); Fayetteville Town Park ( approx. 1.6 miles away); Townsend's Ferry ( approx. 2.8 miles away); Smoke, Coke, Coal, and Kaymoor ( approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Indirect Firing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 25, 2012
2. Indirect Firing Marker
Looking north on Nickelville Road toward Fayetteville at intersection with Talbert Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 602 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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