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White Sulphur Springs in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Battle of White Sulphur

 
 
Battle of White Sulphur Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2014
1. Battle of White Sulphur Marker
Inscription. Was fought on this site August 26th and 27th 1863. The Confederates, some of Major General Sam Jones' forces were commanded by Colonel George S. Patton and the Federal by Brigadier General William W. Averell. About 4000 troops were engaged. General Averell withdrew on the 27th towards the east.
 
Location. 37° 48.169′ N, 80° 17.14′ W. Marker is in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is at the intersection of Alvon Road (West Virginia Route 92) and Pleasant Valley Road, on the right when traveling north on Alvon Road. Touch for map. Located under a chain hamburger restaurant sign and some trees. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Alvon Road, White Sulphur Springs WV 24986, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dry Creek Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); "Oakhurst" Golf Club (within shouting distance of this marker); White Sulphur (approx. 1˝ miles away); Kate's Mountain (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Old White (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Greenbrier Clinic and Project Greek Island (approx. 1.7 miles away); President's Cottage (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Springhouse (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Sulphur Springs.
 
Regarding The Battle of White Sulphur.
Battle of White Sulphur Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2014
2. Battle of White Sulphur Marker
Commonly known as the Battle of Dry Creek.
Colonel George S. Patton is the grandfather of WWII General George S. Patton.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Interesting miscellany regarding the Battle White Sulphur Springs. (Submitted on August 31, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Additional interesting information... (Submitted on August 31, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
3. Battle of White Sulphur Springs. (Submitted on August 31, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Nearby Dry Creek Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2014
3. Nearby Dry Creek Battle Marker
White Sulphur Rifle Markers (next to this marker) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2014
4. White Sulphur Rifle Markers (next to this marker)
Capt. Paul Freiherr von König (killed during battle). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2014
5. Capt. Paul Freiherr von König (killed during battle).
König was part of General William Woods Averell’s staff and was killed while leading a flank attack on the afternoon of the first day of the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 31, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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