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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Philippi, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Barbour 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 Barbour County, WV (60) Harrison County, WV (64) Preston County, WV (116) Randolph County, WV (105) Taylor County, WV (51) Tucker County, WV (90) Upshur County, WV (49)  BarbourCounty(60) Barbour County (60)  HarrisonCounty(64) Harrison County (64)  PrestonCounty(116) Preston County (116)  RandolphCounty(105) Randolph County (105)  TaylorCounty(51) Taylor County (51)  TuckerCounty(90) Tucker County (90)  UpshurCounty(49) Upshur County (49)
Philippi is the county seat for Barbour County
Philippi is in Barbour County
      Barbour County (60)  
ADJACENT TO BARBOUR COUNTY
      Harrison County (64)  
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      Randolph County (105)  
      Taylor County (51)  
      Tucker County (90)  
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1 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — "Apollo"Created by Mark Warner '68
Warner's idea came from Sir Issac Newton's, "I Stand on the Shoulders of Giants." He named the statue "Apollo" in appreciation for the space program. Alderson-Broaddus chose it for the Centennial symbol-1971-because the college's aspirations . . . Map (db m211831) HM
2 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — "Ruinous Effect of War"The Civilian Population Suffers
As Union artillery fired on Philippi, Col. Dumont's infantry pounded across the covered bridge into the 500 people who lived here. In April, when the war was still a lark, local attorneys Thomas Bradford and Albert Gallatin Reger recruited men to . . . Map (db m212007) HM
3 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Barbour County Korean War Memorial Reported permanently removed
Barbour County Post 44 Dedicated to all Barbour County Veterans who served in the Korean War. July 29, 1989Map (db m33701) WM
4 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Barbour County Korean War Memorial
Barbour County Post 44 Dedicated to all Barbour County Veterans who served in the Korean War. July 29, 1989 ☆ ☆ ☆ American Legion Post 44 Barbour County Dedicated to the honored dead of the Korean Conflict . . . Map (db m211594) WM
5 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Barbour County Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial
This monument and park are dedicated in sincere appreciation of all Barbour County Vietnam era Veterans who served this great nation - United States of America 1961 - 1973 Dedicated on May 25, 1987 by United States Senator John D. Rockefeller IV . . . Map (db m33758) HM
6 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Barbour County War Memorial
(Front):1917 - 1919 In Memory of Oscar Granville Alexander Clayton Bosworth Brandon Jesse Gordon Cole Quincy C. Dadisman Okey E. Duckworth James Blaine Hovatter Everett Earl Ice David Oren Jones Fred E. Jones John Irvin Kramer Andrew . . . Map (db m239225) WM
7 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Battle of PhilippiTalbott's Hill — The First Campaign —
(Preface):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. The two sides fought numerous . . . Map (db m58700) HM
8 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Battle of PhilippiThe Covered Bridge — The First Campaign — Reported missing
(preface) 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. The two sides fought numerous . . . Map (db m211897) HM
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9 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Benjamin F. Kelley
Born in New Hampshire in 1807, he moved to Wheeling and worked as a merchant and as a freight agent for the B&O. He was appointed colonel of the 1st WV (90-day regiment) in 1861 and led the unit at Philippi, where he was seriously wounded. He . . . Map (db m211566) HM
10 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Birthplace - W.D. Zinn
One mile east is Woodbine Farm, birthplace of W.D. Zinn, noted farmer, writer and lecturer. He contributed much to scientific farming in this and adjoining states. "The Story of Woodbine Farm" is an autobiography of his work.Map (db m33776) HM
11 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Churchville Cavalry Flag
Churchville cavalry flag made by women of Augusta County, Virginia, and presented to the 14th Virginia Cavalry before they left for Phillipi, captured by Union troops on June 3, 1861. Original flag is at Battle Abbey in Richmond, Virginia.Map (db m211895) HM
12 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Colonel Porterfield's Headquarters Flag
Flown over the Confederate headquarters at the Virginia house on the main street in Philippi. Headquarters flag was cut down and taken by First Lieutenant Charles A. Griffin of the First (West) Virginia Volunteers from Wheeling. Original flag (6 . . . Map (db m211905) HM
13 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Confederate EscapeUnion Troops Enter the Town
You are standing in the epicenter of the battlefield. Federal artillery shells rained down on this spot, and two Union infantry charges were converging here. Col. Dumont's 1,400 troops thundered across the bridge to your left just as another . . . Map (db m212006) HM
14 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Confederate Headquarters
Colonel Porterfield's Headquarters Capito Hotel June 3, 1861Map (db m212191) HM
15 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Confederate Regimental Flag
Captured at the Battle of Philippi on June 3, 1861. Original flag is at Battle Abbey in Richmond, Virginia,Map (db m211892) HM
16 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — First Amputation of the Civil War
On this site, in a Methodist Church, used as a temporary hospital, on June 3, 1861 J. E. Hanger of Mount Hope, Virginia, underwent a leg amputation by Dr. James D. Robison of the sixteenth Ohio Volunteers. This was the first amputation of the . . . Map (db m211849) HM
17 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — First Battle of a Long WarThe Fight at Philippi
On June 3, 1861, at 4:30 a.m., Matilda Humphrey, whose house stood on the hill to your left, discharged a pistol at Col. Ebenezer Dumont's Union troops, trying to pull her son, Oliver, off his horse and prevent him from warning the local . . . Map (db m211890) HM
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18 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — First Land Battle Reported permanently removed
First land battle between the North and South here, June 3, 1861. Confederates under Col. Porterfield were dislodged by Federal troops from Gen. McClellan's army under Col. Kelley. The old covered bridge here was used by both armies.Map (db m211563) HM
19 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — First Land Battle
First land battle between the North and South here, June 3, 1861. Confederates under Col. Porterfield were dislodged by Federal troops from Gen. McClellan's army under Col. Kelley. The old covered bridge here was used by both armies.Map (db m211625) HM
20 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Hanger's Limb
Confederate J. E. Hanger's leg was mangled by a cannonball during the Battle of Philippi on June 3, 1861. Hanger survived a surgery that made him the first amputee of the war. After serving time in a Union prison, he returned to his home in . . . Map (db m211591) HM
21 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Heroes of World War II ☆ Honor Roll
William Draper Anglin • Denzil Ray Ashby • Cleophus L. Auvil • Monzel Barker • Richard Lavere Bartlett • Loyd Dextor Beckner • Dennis Howard Bennett • Stanley Wilson Bennett • Hayward R. Bolyard • Denzil Boyles • Lynn Jackson . . . Map (db m211568) WM
22 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Historic Campbell School
After the Civil War, Barbour County residents built this one-room school house near Volga, 8 miles SW. As one of the county's first free schools, it was the center of education for hundreds of children, providing instruction for primary through . . . Map (db m155092) HM
23 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — In Memory of the Sago MinersJanuary 2, 2006
And all those who have lost their lives in the pursuit of our nation's energyMap (db m193244) HM
24 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Medical FirstsAmputation Leads to Prosthetics
As Col. Porterfield's Virginians fled past here, surgeons quickly began to help the injured. The church that stood on the left side of the street served as a hospital. James E. Hanger of the 14th Virginia Cavalry was one of the Confederate . . . Map (db m212032) HM
25 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Palmetto Flag
One of the Confederate flags captured at the Battle of Philippi, June 3, 1861. The Palmetto Flag was raised over the Philippi Court House on January 1861, the first Confederate flag to be flown in Virginia.Map (db m211894) HM
26 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Philippi
Originally called Anglin's Ford for William Anglin but later named Booth's Ferry for Daniel Booth. Near by in 1780, Richard, Cottrill, and Charity Talbott settled. Philippi was named for Judge Philip Pendleton Barbour.Map (db m33702) HM
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27 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — PhilippiThe Federal Attack — The First Campaign — Reported permanently removed
On June 2, 1861, Federal troops advanced on Philippi from the Baltimore & Ohio rail hub at Grafton in two columns of about 1500 men each. The left column, under Col. Benjamin Kelley, took the train six miles east to Thornton, and then marched . . . Map (db m211560) HM
28 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — PhilippiThe Commands — The First Campaign —
Col. Benjamin F. Kelley Kelley, a railroad agent in Philadelphia and former resident of Wheeling, was called back to command the First Virginia (Union) Infantry--the first Union regiment raised in the South. He planned and led the attack on . . . Map (db m211896) HM
29 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — PhilippiThe Confederate Retreat — The First Campaign — Reported missing
Col. George A. Porterfield moved his newly recruited Confederates from Grafton on May 28, 1861, after receiving word of a Federal advance on the B&O Railroad. Porterfield's force a Philippi totaled no more than 775 volunteers. Few were fully trained . . . Map (db m211925) HM
30 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — PhilippiThe Casualties — The First Campaign — Reported missing
As Col Benjamin Kelley’s Federals pursued the Confederates through Philippi, he was shot in the upper right chest by Col. George A. Porterfield’s quartermaster. A surgeon declared it a mortal wound but Kelley recovered. In a show of respect, his men . . . Map (db m212033) HM
31 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — 97 — Philippi MummiesLegends & Lore
In 1888 Graham Hamrick mummified human cadavers using formula unrevealed to this day. Mummies traveled the world; now reside here.Map (db m211802) HM
32 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Philippi School Cornerstone
Laid by the Masonic Fraternity August 6 AD 1921 AL 5921 AC Nadenbousch Grand Master This is the cornerstone for the Philippi grade, middle and high school that was located on this property and served Barbour County from 1921 until . . . Map (db m211626) HM
33 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Place Where Kelley was Shot
Place where Kelley was shot June 3, 1861Map (db m212192) HM
34 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Shearer Quadrangle
Named for Dr. Richard E. Shearer, President of Alderson-Broaddus College, 1951-1983. During the Shearer Administration all the buildings on this quadrangle were erected except one which was completely remodelled. New Main replaced Old Main, . . . Map (db m211842) HM
35 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — Site of Army of Occupation Office
Site of Army of Occupation Office June 3, 1861Map (db m212036) HM
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36 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — The "Philippi Races"Confederates Flee
As Union soldiers entered the town, Virginia troops came pouring out of Philippi's streets, alleys, and buildings, some getting dressed as they ran. The Confederates were soon streaming past this location as they fled to Beverly. Northern . . . Map (db m212148) HM
37 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — The Covered Bridge
The Philippi Covered Bridge across Tygart Valley River was built in 1852 by Lemuel Chenoweth of Beverly. Made of wood, with the exception of the iron bolts used to hold the segments together, it is an example of the best in covered bridge . . . Map (db m33665) HM
38 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — The Philippi Covered BridgePhilippi, WV — Scene of the First Land Battle of the Civil War —
Constructed in 1852 by Lemuel Chenoweth; masonry by Emanuel J. O'Brien, cost $12,151.24. The covered bridge, erected in 1852, is the only two-lane bridge in the federal highway system. During the Civil War the bridge served both North and South in . . . Map (db m33762) HM
39 West Virginia, Barbour County, Philippi — United States Flag
The 34-star United States Flag was in the possession of the Federals. West Virginia became the 35th state of the Union on June 20, 1863. Kiwanis Flag Circle Made possible by the estate of Dr. Hu C. Myers, a bequest to the Kiwanis Club . . . Map (db m211893) HM
 
 
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