Bridgeport in Harrison County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
A Target of the Raid
—Jones-Imboden Raid —
During the Jones-Imboden Raid of April 1863, Confederate Gen. William E. “Grumble” Jones moved toward Clarksburg from the north after attacking Fairmount while Gen John D. Imboden approached the town from the east. When Jones approached Clarksburg, he found that the Union forces had erected strong fortifications around the town. After determining that the garrison was too strong to attack, Jones’s cavalrymen raided the surrounding area, seizing a large number of horses and cattle that were sent back to the Shenandoah Valley. On April 30, a detachment of the 1st Maryland Cavalry Battalion (CSA) under Capt. Frank A. Bond, who was later wounded and captured during the retreat from Gettysburg,
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the West Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 17.04′ N, 80° 15.522′ W. Marker is in Bridgeport, West Virginia, in Harrison County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Water Avenue and Virginia Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgeport WV 26330, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Powers' Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benedum Civic Center Simpson Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 2 miles away); Combat Wounded (approx. 2.1 miles away); Towers School (approx. 4.2 miles away); Northwest Academy (approx. 4.2 miles away); "Stonewall" Jackson (approx. 4.3 miles away); Union Meetings (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgeport.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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