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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Philippi, West Virginia

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Philippi is the county seat for Barbour County
Philippi is in Barbour County
      Barbour County (42)  
      Harrison County (63)  
      Preston County (99)  
      Randolph County (104)  
      Taylor County (50)  
      Tucker County (58)  
      Upshur County (49)  
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1West 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, 1989Map (db m33701) WM
2West 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
3West 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 m155093) WM
4West 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
5West Virginia (Barbour County), Philippi — Battle of PhilippiThe Covered Bridge — 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 m165311) HM
6West 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 was . . . Map (db m165028) HM
7West 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
8West 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 m165035) HM
9West Virginia (Barbour County), Philippi — Colonel Porterfield's Headquarters Flag
Flown over the Confederate headquarters a 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 m165030) HM
10West 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 m165037) HM
11West 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 m33777) HM
12West 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
13West 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
14West Virginia (Barbour County), Philippi — Palmeto 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 firs Confederate flag to be flown in Virginia.Map (db m165031) HM
15West Virginia (Barbour County), Philippi — PhilippiThe Confederate Retreat — The First Campaign —
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 m33672) HM
16West 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
17West 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 m33760) HM
18West Virginia (Barbour County), Philippi — PhilippiThe Casualties
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 m63852) HM
19West Virginia (Barbour County), Philippi — PhilippiThe Federal Attack — The First Campaign —
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 m155438) HM
20West 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
21West 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
22West 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 of . . . Map (db m165034) HM
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Jul. 3, 2022