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By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
"Stonewall" Jackson Marker
West Virginia (Harrison County), Clarksburg — "Stonewall" Jackson
Birthplace of General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. After a brilliant Mexican War record, he joined the Confederacy in 1861, earned his nickname and advancement in rank in first Battle of Bull Run, and was killed at Chancellorsville. — Map (db m73406) HM
West Virginia (Harrison County), Clarksburg — Clarksburg
(side 1) Established 1785. Named for Gen. George Rogers Clark. John Simpson camped here in 1764. Early permanent settlements were made by the Davissons, Cottrills, Sotha Hickman, Nicholas Carpenter, and others. (side 2) . . . — Map (db m73413) HM
West Virginia (Harrison County), Clarksburg — Clarksburg DefensesProtecting the Town and Railroad — Jones-Imboden Raid —
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 later reported . . . — Map (db m58717) HM
West Virginia (Harrison County), Clarksburg — Combat Wounded
Dear friend, beware as you stand by. As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so you will be. So get prepared to follow me. “To follow you I am not content. Until I know which way you went.”

We are such things as dreams are made . . . — Map (db m104605) WM

West Virginia (Harrison County), Clarksburg — Northwest AcademySoldiers' Home
From 1861 through 1865, Clarksburg was temporary home to hundreds of Union soldiers. Although many tents and huts were erected to quarter he men, soldiers occupied every public building at one time or another. You are facing the site of one such . . . — Map (db m58718) HM
West Virginia (Harrison County), Clarksburg — Stonewall Jackson BirthplaceOrgins of a Confederate Hero
The house in which Thomas J. Jackson was born on January 21, 1824, stood across the street and halfway down the block to your right. (marked with a bronze plaque). His father struggled to make ends meet and poverty marred Jackson’s childhood. Both . . . — Map (db m58703) HM
West Virginia (Harrison County), Clarksburg — The Immigrants
"...So build your community that quickened conscience, larger vision, deeper devotion and equality of rights for all will resolve itself into an enthusiastic zeal for personal service in the community. All who give service are torch bearers." . . . — Map (db m73414) HM
West Virginia (Harrison County), Clarksburg — Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Monument
"Look at Jackson there -- Standing like a stone wall" Brig. Gen. Bee, at the First Battle of Manassas Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, Lt. General, C.S.A. Born in Clarksburg, January 21, 1824. Died May 10, 1863, from wounds . . . — Map (db m73407) HM WM
West Virginia (Harrison County), Clarksburg — Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson Birthplace
On this site stood the birthplace of Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson Lieutenant General C.S.A. Born January 21, 1824-Died May 10, 1863 — Map (db m73403) HM
West Virginia (Harrison County), Clarksburg — Towers School
Built in 1894 and named in honor of Reverend George Towers, graduate of Oxford, England who was a teacher at Randolph Academy. The Academy, authorized by the Virginia Assembly in 1787, stood just to the east and was the principal regional school . . . — Map (db m73405) HM
West Virginia (Harrison County), Clarksburg — U.S.S. West Virginia Bow Flag Staff
Placed in memory of those who gave their lives and in honor of all who served on this great battleship, sunk Dec. 7, 1941. — Map (db m73412) WM
West Virginia (Harrison County), Clarksburg — Union Meetings"We intend… to… remain in the Union"
Harrison County was among the first jurisdictions in western Virginia to support the Union. A pro-Union meeting was called for November 24, 1860, at the Clarksburg Courthouse, just after Abraham Lincoln had been elected president and many Southern . . . — Map (db m73418) HM

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