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Camp Luther
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 38° 49.075 W 079° 23.316
17S E 639894 N 4297804
Quick Description: A short history of a nearby church building used during the Civil War.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/13/2019 11:11:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM1146V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Long Description:
Camp Luther

Prior to the Civil War, a Lutheran log church built on the North Fork housed a growing congregation. The building, renamed Camp Luther, was used by soldiers from both side during the war. On March 1, 1862, A Union force under Col. George Latham captured Confederate militia under Capt. Joseph Lantz. It was burned before end of war, possibly by local women to prevent misuse.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Camp Luther

Marker Location: East side of RT 33, south of Seneca Rocks, WV

County or Independent City: Seneca Rocks, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History, 2017

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