Fort Mulligan
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 39° 00.168 W 079° 08.223
17S E 661315 N 4318738
Quick Description: Tells about a fort built on a hill just outside of Petersburg WV.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/13/2019 9:28:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM1145J
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 1

Long Description:
Fort Mulligan

Built in 1863 by Union soldiers under Col. James Mulligan on a hill occupied by both Confederates and Federals, the fort protected the vital B&O Railroad to the north and served as a staging area for operations against Confederates. On January 31, 1864, troops under Gen. Jubal Early shelled the fort, but the Union garrison under Col. Joseph Thoburn had evacuated it.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Fort Mulligan

Marker Location: South of RT 28

County or Independent City: Petersburg, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History, 2016

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