Military Operations in Jefferson County, Virginia (Now West Virginia): 1861-1865
In 1910, the Jefferson County Camp of United Confederate Veterans made plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil War. They accomplished this by erecting twenty-five concrete obelisks marking sites of skirmishes or battles in Jefferson County. The obelisks were accompanied by a 1911 pamphlet detailing each conflict. The pamphlet was reprinted in 1960, 1994, 1996, 1999, and 2004. The information in this tour is based on a digital map compiled by the Jefferson County Historical Landmarks Commission.