Battle of Moorefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 39° 04.902 W 078° 57.847
17S E 676095 N 4327815
A sign describing some the the civil war activities that took place here.
Waymark Code: WMY2RF
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 04/09/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Battle of Moorefield

After a failed raid on New Creek on August 4, 1864, the Confederate cavalry of Gens. McCausland and Johnson made camp near Moorefield on the South Branch of the Potomac. Hoping to smash the Rebel raiders, Union Gen. Averell led his smaller force in a surprise attack early on the morning of the 7th and won a decisive victory, effectively crippling McCausland's force.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Battle of Moorefield

Marker Location: East of Rt 220 just north of Rt 48

County or Independent City: Moorefield, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History, 2016

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