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Battle of Rowlesburg by Markers
 
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By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
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West Virginia (Preston County), Rowlesburg — Battle of Rowlesburg: "The River Road"
You are standing less than a mile from an important battle site in the Civil War. Just ahead a handful of determined Union troops and townspeople would thwart the Confederate Raiders. Though small in scale compared to Gettysburg and Antietam, the . . . — Map (db m33988) HM
West Virginia (Preston County), Rowlesburg — Battle of Rowlesburg April 26, 1863
Cheat Bridges Become TargetSince 1861, a special target for destruction by order of both President Jefferson Davis and Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee, Rowlesburg was the only town or outpost in western Virginia . . . — Map (db m34032) HM
West Virginia (Preston County), Rowlesburg — The 1841 Mountain Howitzer
The 1841 Mountain Howitzer, thought to be the type used in Rowlesburg during the Civil War A howitzer (as illustrated above by Peter W. Gaut) is a short-barreled, large-caliber cannon designed to throw shells at a higher trajectory than regular . . . — Map (db m34037) HM
West Virginia (Preston County), Rowlesburg — Cannon Hill
The hilltop area located above and to the right of where you are standing is Cannon Hill. In April 1863, the cannons located there defended Rowlesburg and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad during a Civil War skirmish. The B&O Railroad crossed the . . . — Map (db m34041) HM
West Virginia (Preston County), Rowlesburg — B&O Viaducts
To S on B&O Railroad is Buckeye Run Viaduct, 136' high, 350' long & 28' wide. Tray Run Viaduct, .6 mi. NW is 148' high, 445' long and 28' wide. Noted engineers Benjamin Latrobe & Albert Fink designed the viaducts. Built 1852 to carry main line, the . . . — Map (db m33983) HM

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