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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fayetteville
Fayetteville, West Virginia and Vicinity
▶ Fayette County (64) ▶ Greenbrier County (62) ▶ Kanawha County (77) ▶ Nicholas County (27) ▶ Raleigh County (22) ▶ Summers County (21)
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| Plaque One
* Born in Dutchess, NY
* Soldier in the American Revolutionary War 1776-1781
* Married Mary Dillon 1780
* Father of Eight Children
* Early Fayetteville Settler
* In 1812 Abraham . . . — — Map (db m55816) HM|
|During the Civil War, Fort Scammon stood in front of you on the hill behind the courthouse. There, on September 10, 1862, Union Col. Edward Siber and the 1,500 men of his 37th Ohio Infantry defended Fayetteville against Confederate Gen. William . . . — — Map (db m59214) HM|
Battle of Fayetteville (1862)
On September 10, 1862, soldiers under the command of Confederate Gen. W.W. Loring attacked Union forces in Fayetteville under Col. Edward Siber, driving them out of the town towards Charleston, where fighting . . . — — Map (db m120516) HM|
|In the attack on Federal forces here, 1863. Milton W. Humphreys, the educator and soldier, gunner of Bryan's Battery, 13th Virginia Light Artillery, C.S.A., first used “indirect firing,” now in universal military use. — — Map (db m55815) HM|
|Memorial Park was presented to citizens of Fayetteville to honor all veterans who served to defend their country. LaFayette Post No. 149, The American Legion, obtained lease for this property on August 4, 1958 from the New River Pocahontas Coal Co. . . . — — Map (db m76724) HM WM|
|Nearby on May 19-20, 1863, Corp. Milton W. Humphreys, gunner in Bryan's Battery, 13th Virginia Light Artillery, C.S.A., made first use of indirect artillery fire in warfare. Target was Union fort in Fayetteville. — — Map (db m55814) HM|
| Front Plaque
Friend of the American Revolution
“...The new County so to be formed be called Lafayette or Fayette County to perpetuate a remembrance of his virtues and philanthropy through future ages of our . . . — — Map (db m55817) HM|
|John Townsend bought a large tract of land here in 1841, an area that became Lansing Ames Heights and Canyon rim Park. Operated a ferry that provided commercial transport across the river at site of present bridge until the civil war. Grandson . . . — — Map (db m78288) HM|
|Masonic group owned property in 1854. Baptists worshipped here prior to Civil War, but building destroyed during the conflict. Contains 29 marked graves, including town's early settlers and soldiers of the Civil War. A number of graves are marked . . . — — Map (db m76708) HM|