Elkwater / Col. J. A. Washington
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 38° 37.717 W 080° 01.635
17S E 584671 N 4276013
Quick Description: Two sided sign telling us about trenches, Indian forts, 4-h club and Col. John Augustine Washington.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 7/1/2013 8:30:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMHEJV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 8

Long Description:
Elkwater

Trenches made by Federal troops under Gen. Reynolds, 1861. Nearby were two Haddan Indian forts, scene of the Stewart and Kinnan massacres. Important features of 4-H Club work among rural youth started here in 1915.


Col. J. A. Washington

Here, Sept. 13, 1861 Col. John Augustine Washington, aide-de-camp to Gen. Robert E. Lee, C.S.A., was killed. He was the last of resident owners of Mt. Vernon, which he had sold in 1859 to become a national shrine.
Marker Number: none

Marker Title: Elkwater / Col. J. A. Washington

Marker Location: West side of Rt 219

County or Independent City: Randolph County

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Department of Archives and History, 1972

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