Fayetteville in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Fayetteville
Defense and Retreat
The action began at dawn two miles south on the Raleigh Road (present-day Nickelville Road) when Union pickets fired on Loring’s vanguard, then fell back fighting to Fort Beauford, half a mile south of here. Loring sent two regiments on a 13-mile flanking march to attack Fort Scammon from the west, and then continued the advance toward Fayetteville. Just short of Fort Beauford, and under a scathing artillery fire, he sent two other regiments against the eastern side of the fort.
In mid-afternoon, Siber charged Loring’s left flank three times with half his force but failed to dislodge the Confederates. Ten miles northwest at Gauley Bridge, meanwhile, Union Col. Joseph A.J. Lightburn heard the cannons and sent three regiments as
Erected by West Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the West Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 3.192′ N, 81° 6.252′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of North Court Street (State Highway 16) and Wiseman Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Court Street. Touch for map. This marker is on the Courthouse lawn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 North Court Street, Fayetteville WV 25840, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Vandal (a few steps from this marker); Fayetteville (a few steps from this marker); Marquis de Lafayette (within shouting distance of this marker); Vandalia Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Fayetteville (1862)/(1863) Fayetteville Town Park (approx. half a mile away); Indirect Firing (approx. 1.1 miles away); Townsend's Ferry (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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