Attack On Fairmont Civil War Marker

Fairmont, WV

Jones-Imboden Raid: Attack on Fairmont:

At the foot of the Fairmont suspension bridge, Confederate Gen. William E. Jones watched on April 29, 1863, as his men attacked Fairmont to destroy the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad bridge upstream at present-day 12th Street. You can still see some of the bullet-pocked bridge piers on the riverbanks. The marker is located at the foot of Madison Street, entry site of former Low (toll) Level Bridge in Fairmont.

Trails sign describes the scene as Confederate Gen. Jones sent two columns of men through Fairmont. Part of the raiding party attacked a suspension bridge here then headed for the nearby B&O Railroad bridge. The railroad bridge was destroyed, but quickly repaired.

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