McNeill’s Rangers

August 7, 1864: Battle of Moorefield Fought in Hardy County

On August 7, 1864, the Battle of Moorefield was fought in Hardy County. The Civil War skirmish occurred shortly after Confederate General John…

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July 16, 1891: General Benjamin Kelley Dies

Civil War General Benjamin Kelley died in Maryland on July 16, 1891, at age 84. The New Hampshire native had moved to Wheeling in 1836, working as a…

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October 3, 1864: Confederate Raider McNeill Wounded in Va.

In the predawn hours of October 3, 1864, Confederate guerilla John “Hanse” McNeill led a raid near Mount Jackson, Virginia. After a quick exchange of fire…

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Confederate Raider McNeill Wounded in Va.: October 3, 1864

In the predawn hours of October 3, 1864, Confederate guerilla John “Hanse” McNeill led a raid near Mount Jackson, Virginia. After a quick exchange of fire…

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