Charles W. Russell House - Wheeling, West Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 40° 04.033 W 080° 43.259
17T E 523793 N 4435254
Quick Description: Historic house used as military headquarters during Civil War in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/28/2013 8:52:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMJCB4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
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Long Description:
The Charles W. Russell House was built in 1848. The 2-1/2 story brick house is in a Greek Revival style. The house was constructed as the residence and office for Charles Russell, a lawyer. Russell's most well known case was that in defense of the bridge company constructing the Wheeling suspension bridge against the state of Pennsylvania. The case went to the U.S. Supreme Court.

During the Civil War, Charles Russell vacated Wheeling due to his southern sympathies and moved to Richmond serving in Confederate Congress.

During first winter of the Civil War (1861) the Army of Western Virginia was headquartered in Wheeling and General William Rosecrans selected the Russell house as his headquarters. It served in that role until May, 1862.

The house is now used as professional offices and appears to be in very good condition.
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