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Riverton in Pendleton County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Battle” of Riverton

March 2nd 1862

 

—First Union Raid into Pendleton County —

 
"Battle of Riverton" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2002
1. "Battle of Riverton" Marker
Inscription. At this site, Confederate infantry along with two units of cavalry engaged Union forces numbering close forty. In the skirmish that resulted, Union troops rallied: forcing the Confederates from the field. Two local, Perry Bland and Thomas Powers were killed.
 
Location. 38° 44.48′ N, 79° 26.142′ W. Marker is in Riverton, West Virginia, in Pendleton County. Marker can be reached from German Valley Road (County Route 9) east of Mountaineer Drive (U.S. 33). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Riverton WV 26814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The "Battle" of Riverton (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oriskany Sand (approx. ¼ mile away); Tuscarora (Clinton) Sand (approx. 2.9 miles away); Last Union Raid (approx. 3.1 miles away); Germany Valley (approx. 3.1 miles away); Spruce Knob (approx. 5 miles away); Seneca Rocks (approx. 7.2 miles away); More Than One Way Up (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverton.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 23 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 7, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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