Romney in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Captain George W. Stump
In February 1865, Stump met his end when Union Lt. Col. Edward W. Whitaker led a cavalry detachment from Winchester to Moorefield to capture Confederate cavalry raider Maj. Harry Gilmore. After catching Gilmore in bed on February 5 and fighting off his troopers, the expedition rode north to Romney. Maj. Henry H. Young, Gen. Philip H. Sheridan’s chief of scouts, let a few cavalrymen in advance of the column. En route, he captured a dozen Confederates
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the West Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 19.506′ N, 78° 46.878′ W. Marker is in Romney, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is on South Branch River Road (County Route 8) one mile south of U.S. 50. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Romney WV 26757, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Mill Ridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Engagement with McNeill's Rangers (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Civil War in the South Branch Valley (approx. 0.6 miles away); Construction of Fort Mill Ridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); An Outpost in Enemy Territory (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Central Redoubt (approx. 0.7 miles away); Interior of the Central Redoubt (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Ditch as a Second Line of Defense (approx. 0.7 miles away).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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