Keyser / Averell's Raid
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 39° 26.371 W 078° 58.599
17S E 674123 N 4367505
Quick Description: A sign telling about Averell's Raid and how many times the town of Keyser changed hands during the civil war.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/26/2013 4:40:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMHY3E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 9

Long Description:

Between 1861-1865, Keyser, then New Creek, was sought by the North and South. It changed hands fourteen times. Fort Fuller, where Potomac State College stands, was supported by a series of forts girding the town.

Averell's Raid

Here in 1863 General W.W. Averell started the Federal cavalry raid to Salem, Virginia, and then back into the State. This is among the great exploits of the War. Many of his troopers were from West Virginia.
Marker Number: none

Marker Title: Keyser / Averell's Raid

Marker Location: South of Piedmont Street

County or Independent City: Keyser, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Department of Culture and History, 1980

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