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Near Pliny in Mason County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General McCausland

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2015
1. General McCausland Marker
Inscription. Home of General John McCausland, 1836–1927, one of the last officers of the general staff of the Confederate Army. He served in Pennsylvania, the Virginias, and Maryland. He led Lomax’s cavalry against Sheridan in Valley Campaign.
 
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 39.415′ N, 81° 58.154′ W. Marker is near Pliny, West Virginia, in Mason County. Marker is on Kanawha Valley Road (U.S. 35) south of Local Road 78. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fraziers Bottom WV 25082, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red House (approx. 8.7 miles away); Red House Shoals / Civil War Action (approx. 8.9 miles away); Coal Mining in Putnam County (approx. 10.7 miles away); A Park for the Coal Miner (approx. 10.7 miles away); Andrew & Charles Lewis March (approx. 10.7 miles away); George Washington (approx. 10.7 miles away); Washington’s Land (approx. 10.7 miles away); Point Pleasant Battle (approx. 15.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Life of Brigadier General John McCausland. 1943 article in West Virginia History Journal by James
General McCausland Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2015
2. General McCausland Marker
Earl Brown. “McCausland’s brigade was a reserve for that of Colonel William E. Baldwin, but when the enemy pressed to his right, McCausland at once moved to Baldwin's support and engaged the enemy in thick undergrowth and in a rough and rolling country. When his firing had checked McClernand, McCausland ordered a charge that routed the enemy for two miles and he halted only at the order of General Pillow. As planned, the entire besieged army could have escaped through this opening in the Union lines, but General Pillow intervened and caused Floyd to change the orders. The Thirty-sixth Virginia under command of McCausland lost fourteen killed and forty-six wounded. It captured one field gun and 200 Enfield rifles. McCausland said his men behaved gallantly.” (Submitted on July 18, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Home of General McCausland image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2015
3. Home of General McCausland
This view is from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on February 13, 2016, by Irvin Saunders of Gallipolis, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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