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Undated photograph of Fairmont, showing suspension bridge
Undated photograph of Fairmont, showing suspension bridge


On April 29, 1863, Confederate troops under General William Jones captured the town of Fairmont.

Learn more:
"The Way the Raiders Treat their Friends"
"The Battle of Fairmont"
"The Virginia Boys and the Fight at Fairmont"
"Exciting Scenes There Were When Jones' Raiders Came To Town 41 Years Ago To-Day"
Muster Card of Theo. Coffman, Killed at the Battle of Fairmont
Bible of Governor Francis Pierpont, partially burned by Confederate troops
Letter, F. W. Cunningham to Francis P. Pierpont, regarding parole status of Union militia captured at the Battle of Fairmont
Contemporary Newspaper Articles


On This Day in West Virginia History: April

West Virginia Archives and History