Battle of Pigeon's Roost
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 37° 21.690 W 081° 06.290
17S E 490716 N 4134981
Quick Description: A marker near downtown Princeton about the Civil War battle.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 3/13/2015 10:41:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMNGQM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 5

Long Description:
Near a hill south of town on May 17, 1862, Confederate troops led by Maj. Peter Otey surprised and routed a Union regiment commanded by Colonel Louis von Blessing. Federal losses were 18 killed, 56 wounded and 14 captured. Confederate losses were 1 killed, 9 wounded and none captured. Confederate dead from this skirmish and other clashes in the Princeton area are buried in Oakwood Cemetery.
Marker Number: None

Marker Title: Battle of Pigeon's Roost

Marker Location: On US 19 just north of WV 104

County or Independent City: Princeton

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Department of Culture and History

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