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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Calhoun County, West Virginia
Adjacent to Calhoun County, West Virginia
► Braxton County (8) ► Clay County (6) ► Gilmer County (8) ► Ritchie County (9) ► Roane County (8) ► Wirt County (5)
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|Site of Camp McDonald, set up, 1862, occupied by the 11th W. Va. Inf., U.S.V. Scene of engagement, May 6, 1862, when Federals under Maj. George C. Trimble beat off an attack by Confederate Moccasin Rangers under Capt. Geo. Downs. — — Map (db m14153) HM|
|Early in 1862, the 11th West Virginia Infantry in Spencer established an outpost here in Arnoldsburg to suppress Confederate guerilla activity. Union Maj. George C. Trimble commanded four companies here at Camp McDonald, named for former county . . . — — Map (db m73440) HM|
|Gilmer CountyFormed, 1845, from Kanawha and Lewis. Named for Thomas Walker Gilmer, Secretary of the Navy in President Tyler's Cabinet, who was killed by the explosion of a gun on board the United States battleship, Princeton, February 28, 1844. . . . — — Map (db m73437) HM|
|One of several partisan groups in
western VA during the Civil War,
the Moccasin Rangers were Southern
sympathizers who operated in the
central counties of present-day West Virginia,
conducting raids and terrorizing
local Unionists. After they . . . — — Map (db m137948) HM|
|Perry Hays & George Silcott
Peregrine Hays and George Silcott were prominent businessmen before the Civil War. Hays was sheriff of Calhoun County and Silcott county clerk. In 1861, they helped form the Moccasin Rangers. After truce they helped . . . — — Map (db m137949) HM|
|Site of first Calhoun Co. Court which met at home of Joseph Burson, April 14, 1856. Justices were Wm. Brannon, Dan. Duskey, H.R. Ferrell, Geo. Lynch, Joshua Knight, Absalom Knotts and Hiram Ferrell. — — Map (db m73462) HM|
|One mile west in the low gap are the graves of Mike Fink and an Indian, slain in 1780, and buried where they fell. While hunting, Fink and Adam O’Brien were fired on by two Indians; Fink shot one and was killed by the other. — — Map (db m137950) HM|