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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Huttonsville, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Randolph County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Randolph County, WV (89) Barbour County, WV (40) Grant County, WV (29) Pendleton County, WV (42) Pocahontas County, WV (58) Tucker County, WV (55) Upshur County, WV (10) Webster County, WV (3)  RandolphCounty(89) Randolph County (89)  BarbourCounty(40) Barbour County (40)  GrantCounty(29) Grant County (29)  PendletonCounty(42) Pendleton County (42)  PocahontasCounty(58) Pocahontas County (58)  TuckerCounty(55) Tucker County (55)  UpshurCounty(10) Upshur County (10)  WebsterCounty(3) Webster County (3)
Location of Huttonsville, West Virginia
    Randolph County (89)
    Barbour County (40)
    Grant County (29)
    Pendleton County (42)
    Pocahontas County (58)
    Tucker County (55)
    Upshur County (10)
    Webster County (3)
 
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1West Virginia (Randolph County), Huttonsville — Army Headquarters 1861 / Huttonsville
Army Headquarters 1861 This village was held by Colonel George Porterfield until he was relieved of command by General Robert Garnett, (C.S.A.). In 1861, it became the headquarters of Generals George McClellan and J. J. Reynolds of the Union . . . Map (db m34369) HM
2West Virginia (Randolph County), Huttonsville — Bishop Asbury
Bishop Francis Asbury, famed Methodist circuit rider, often visited the Potomac, Tygart’s, Greenbrier, and Monongahela Valleys. In 1790, on a journey from Georgia to New England, he preached at cabin of Benjamin Wilson in Tygart’s Valley.Map (db m82321) HM
3West Virginia (Randolph County), Huttonsville — Camp ElkwaterGateway to the Tygart Valley — The First Campaign —
Following success at Rich Mountain in July 1861, Federal troops under Gen Joseph Reynolds built Camp Elkwater to deter Confederates from returning. Fortifications here blocked the narrow valley floor and a turnpike leading to the Virginia Central . . . Map (db m155087) HM
4West Virginia (Randolph County), Huttonsville — Elkwater / Col. J. A. Washington
(Obverse) Elkwater Trenches made by Federal troops under Gen. Reynolds, 1861. Nearby were the two Haddan Indian forts, scene of the Stewart and Kinnan massacres. Important features of 4-H Club work among rural youth started here . . . Map (db m34370) HM
5West Virginia (Randolph County), Huttonsville — HuttonsvilleThe Army of the Northwest — The First Campaign —
After the defeat in Philippi on June 3, 1861, Confederate forces retreated to this point. Gen. Robert S. Garnett was sent to Western Virginia to reorganize these troops and halt the southeast advance of Federal forces. Here on June 14, he . . . Map (db m155081) HM
6West Virginia (Randolph County), Huttonsville — HuttonsvilleOn the Eve of Battle — Jones-Imboden Raid —
(Preface): On April 20, 1863, Confederate Gens. William E. “Grumble” Jones and John D. Imboden began a raid from Virginia through present-day West Virginia against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Taking separate routes, they . . . Map (db m155086) HM
7West Virginia (Randolph County), Huttonsville — Old Brick Church
Tygart's Valley Presbyterian Church, organized in 1820. A brick building erected three-fourths mile west at the cemetery was destroyed by Union soldiers in 1862-1863 and the bricks used for building flues at the winter quarters.Map (db m46331) HM
 
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