October 13, 2010

Confederate Memorial in Romney

Monument to Confederate Soldiers
Indian Mound Cemetery, Romney

A nearby historical marker tells us the following:
In 1866, Confederate Memorial Association was formed here, which on September 26, 1867, dedicated a monument to Confederate soldiers, one of the first erected anywhere.
And yes, West Virginia split off from Virginia and became a Union state, but the population was divided in allegiance. Many West Virginians joined the Confederate Army and many joined the Union army.

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