Bushwhackers in McDowell
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 37° 25.100 W 081° 35.403
17S E 447788 N 4141444
In June of 1862, company D visited the area but did not battle anyone.
Waymark Code: WMZKZZ
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Bushwhackers in McDowell

In June 1862, Lt Col. William Russell (4th WV) ordered Company D to McDowell County after learning that E.V. Harman and 100 rebels were terrorizing area Unionists. Union troops arrived to find that the guerillas had left the area in order to join a larger Confederate force near Tazewell, VA. Russell's men burned Harman's headquarters and destroyed 40 bushels of corn.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Bushwhackers in McDowell

Marker Location: Rt 16

County or Independent City: Welch, WV

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Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History, 2018

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