“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Bartow, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Pocahontas County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Pocahontas County, WV (61) Greenbrier County, WV (70) Pendleton County, WV (44) Randolph County, WV (104) Webster County, WV (18) Bath County, VA (31) Highland County, VA (34)  PocahontasCounty(61) Pocahontas County (61)  GreenbrierCounty(70) Greenbrier County (70)  PendletonCounty(44) Pendleton County (44)  RandolphCounty(104) Randolph County (104)  WebsterCounty(18) Webster County (18)  BathCountyVirginia(31) Bath County (31)  HighlandCounty(34) Highland County (34)
Marlinton is the county seat for Pocahontas County
Bartow is in Pocahontas County
      Pocahontas County (61)  
      Greenbrier County (70)  
      Pendleton County (44)  
      Randolph County (104)  
      Webster County (18)  
      Bath County, Virginia (31)  
      Highland County, Virginia (34)  
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1West Virginia (Pocahontas County), Bartow — Blue and Gray / “Travelers’ Repose”
Blue and GrayNear here was Camp Bartow, fortified by Confederates in 1861. At Greenbrier Bridge, an artillery duel was fought, Oct. 3, 1861. Battle of Allegheny (8 Mi.E.) was fought, Dec. 13, 1861, between armies of Gen. W.L. Jackson and Gen. . . . Map (db m34076) HM
2West Virginia (Pocahontas County), Bartow — Camp Allegheny
Confederate forces led by Col. Edward Johnson held a fortified camp here in winter of 1861-62. Sharp attack occurred, Dec. 13, 1861, in which the Union troops under Gen. Robert Milroy were beaten off.Map (db m32890) HM
3West Virginia (Pocahontas County), Bartow — Camp Allegheny1861-1862
In late November 1861, Confederate forces at Camp Bartow moved southeast to this strong position on Allegheny Mountain overlooking the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. Colonel Edward Johnson, 12th Georgia Infantry, took command of the garrison with . . . Map (db m58294) HM
4West Virginia (Pocahontas County), Bartow — Camp Allegheny 1861-1862
Camp Allegheny, also known as Camp Baldwin and Camp Johnson, was constructed in the summer of 1861 by Confederate forces in order to control the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. (present day Pocahontas County Route 3). Following the October 3, 1861 . . . Map (db m32895) HM
5West Virginia (Pocahontas County), Bartow — Camp BartowBattle of Greenbrier River — The First Campaign —
In August 1861, Confederate soldiers under Gen. Henry R. Jackson of Georgia erected Camp Bartow here. Fortifications on these hills guarded a disputed "middle ground" between Union and Confederate forces on the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. The . . . Map (db m34168) HM
6West Virginia (Pocahontas County), Bartow — Camp BartowSpringtime Snow and Mud — Jones-Imboden Raid —
(Preface) On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William F. “Grumble” Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, they later . . . Map (db m58229) HM
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7West Virginia (Pocahontas County), Bartow — Staunton-Parkersburg TurnpikeCrossing the Mountains
Early in the 1800s, growing western settlement spured a push to improve transportation routes over the Appalachian Mountains. In 1822, Virginia authorized a survey of the route that became the Staunton to Parkersburg Turnpike. Connecting the upper . . . Map (db m32884) HM
8West Virginia (Pocahontas County), Bartow — The First CampaignCivil War Begins in the Mountains of (West) Virginia — The First Campaign —
West Virginia, born of a nation divided, was the setting for the first campaign of America's Civil War. Although still part of Virginia in 1861, many citizens of the west remained loyal to the Union, rather than the Confederacy. By late May, Union . . . Map (db m32889) HM
9West Virginia (Pocahontas County), Bartow — The Great RaidPath of Destruction — Jones-Imboden Raid —
In March 1863, Confederate Gen. John D. Imboden presented Gen. Robert E. Lee a plan to invade the northwestern counties of Virginia. Imboden’s goals were to destroy Baltimore and Ohio Railroad bridges and trestles, recruit young men for the . . . Map (db m58302) HM
10West Virginia (Pocahontas County), Bartow — Travellers ReposeFirst Respite on a Rugged Road
Travellers Repose was the first stage stop west of Allegheny. Andrew Yeager, son of pioneer John Yeager, built the first Travellers Repose here on the upper Greenbrier River. Mail delivery along the length of the pike was contracted in 1847, . . . Map (db m34167) HM
11West Virginia (Pocahontas County), Bartow — War In West VirginiaA Decisive Campaign — The First Campaign —
In the spring of 1861, Union forces rushed into northwestern Virginia to secure the vital Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, protect important turnpikes, and support Unionists against Confederates. Many residents in the northwest, although still part of . . . Map (db m58300) HM
12West Virginia (Pocahontas County), Bartow — West Virginia / Virginia
(West Virginia Side):West Virginia (Pocahontas County)"The Mountain State" ~ western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch-Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and . . . Map (db m32908) HM
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Oct. 3, 2022