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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCookeville (Railroad Depot) - Cookeville, TN

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A Civil War Trail sign near the Cookeville Railroad Museum & Depot in Cookeville, TN.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton

location: Tennessee

date approved: 12/2/2020

last visited: 11/21/2020

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This is the Chapman House, built in 1803 and the home of one of Union’s most prominent families. Augustus A. Chapman and his son, George Beirne Chapman, both served the Confederacy in the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 9/1/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesUnion College "Hurrah for the Southern Confederacy" - Union WV

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The white building in front of you and the red brick house behind you are the former Union College, a Presbyterian school founded in 1820 as Union Academy and the earliest private school still standing in West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 9/1/2020

last visited: never

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The Confederate Monument, dedicated in 1901 to honor the local men who served the South, is up the walkway to your left.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 9/1/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesFountain Rock "Crows… will have to carry their provender with them" - Shepherdstown WV

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In 1864, the conduct of the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley, the “Breadbasket of the Confederacy” and an avenue of invasion, underwent significant change.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 9/1/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesTrans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum-No Asylum from War - Weston WV

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When the Civil War began in 1861, the one-story wing on the far left of the building in front of you was all that stood here at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 9/1/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesA.P. Hill’s March “Not a moment too soon” - Bakerton WV

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About two o’clock in the afternoon of September 17, 1862, Confederate Gen. A.P. Hill’s 3,000-man division began crossing the Potomac River at Boteler’s Ford

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 9/1/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesHenderson Hall-Holding Firm for the Union - Williamstown WV

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This was the home of George Washington Henderson, a prominent Wood County resident, slaveholder, and participant in the West Virginia statehood movement during the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 9/1/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCaptain George W. Stump "Stump's Battery" - Romney WV

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This is Hickory Grove, the home of Adam and Mary Stump and their son Capt. George W. Stump, who led a company of the 18th Virginia Cavalry during the war.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/31/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesEngagement at Romney-Lew Wallace Storms the Bridge - Romney WV

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On the night of June 12, 1861, Col. Lewis Wallace led his 11th Indiana (Zouaves) Regiment from Cumberland, Maryland, by train across the Potomac River and into present-day West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/31/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesThe Casto Hole-Serving Opposite Sides - Ripley WV

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Although western Virginia eventually separated from the original state to form West Virginia and join the Union, many residents of the new state supported the Confederacy.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/31/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesRipley-McGrew / Hood Grist Mill - Ripley WV

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In 1824 Jacob Sturdier built the first grist mill in Ripley along Mill Creek. In 1853, Jacob Sayre sold the mill to John McGrew who came to Jackson County in 1844.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/31/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesRipley-Jackson County Courthouse - Ripley WV

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Jackson County was created by an act of the Virginia Assembly on March 1, 1831, and named in honor of President Andrew Jackson. The first courthouse on this site was a brick structure.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/31/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesPartisan Raid-Ripley Post Office - Ripley WV

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During the Civil War, both Union and Confederate supporters formed guerrilla bands. Each government denounced the other side’s partisans as bushwhackers or common thieves but gave those on their own side an official military designation as cover.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/31/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMcNutt House-Sole Survivor - Princeton WV

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This house, the home of physician Robert B. McNutt, is the only antebellum dwelling in Princeton. It survived the fire that Col. Walter H. Jenifer of the 8th Virginia Cavalry ignited on May 1, 1862.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/31/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBattle of Philippi-Talbott's Hill - Philippi WV

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You are standing where Union guns opened up on Philippi on June 3, 1861, in the first land battle of the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/30/2020

last visited: never

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/30/2020

last visited: never

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/30/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesWar in Grant County-Engagement at Johnson Run - Petersburg WV

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During the Civil War, loyal Unionist Home Guard companies patrolled Hardy County (now Grant County) to defend it against Confederate incursions.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/29/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesFort Boreman-Protecting the B&O Railroad - Parkersburg WV

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The men of Co. A, 11th West Virginia Infantry (US), constructed Fort Boreman in 1863 to protect the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/28/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesVital Transportation Center-McClellan Occupies Parkersburg - Parkersburg WV

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At the beginning of the Civil War, both sides recognized the strategic importance of Parkersburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/27/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCreating West Virginia-Parkersburg's Wartime Politicians - Parkersburg WV

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During the Civil War, several Parkersburg residents played a role in carving the new state of West Virginia from the Old Dominion of Virginia and in representing it at the national level.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/27/2020

last visited: 9/8/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMorgantown-Westover Bridge - Morgantown WV

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On April 27, 1863, Confederate Gen. William E. “Grumble” Jones and his cavalry occupied Morgantown, a Unionist stronghold. Alerted that the Confederates were approaching, the towns people concealed most of their livestock and personal belongings.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/27/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCivil War Martinsburg-Focus of Contention - Martinsburg WV

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Martinsburg, strategically located on the Valley Turnpike, (present day U.S. Route 11) and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, was a major transportation center and the northern gateway to the Shenandoah Valley.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/25/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBerkeley Hotel-Railroad Raids Survivor - Martinsburg WV

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This is one of the last surviving antebellum buildings in the area. It was constructed shortly after the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad reached Martinsburg in 1842.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/25/2020

last visited: never

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