The Times West Virginian

April 29, 2013

Today marks 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fairmont

By Kaylyn Christopher
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — One hundred fifty years ago today, the City of Fairmont became a part of history when Confederate soldiers attacked Union troops during the Civil War.

During what is now known as the Battle of Fairmont, Confederate cavalrymen targeted Fairmont in order to progress in their mission to destroy the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad bridge.

JoAnn Lough, of the Marion County Historical Society, said the anniversary of the battle is a time to reflect on the city’s past.

“It’s an opportune time to remember it,” Lough said. “It was not incidental and it was not to be remembered lightly.”

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