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The name Lewisburg was changed from Camp Union to honor General Andrew Lewis, who organized the Virginia militia in 1774 for a campaign against the Shawnee.

The Civil War made yet another battleground out of Lewisburg. On May 23, 1862 the Confederate forces of Henry Heth clashed with the Union troops of George Crook, who later would win renown as the captor of Apache chief Geronimo.

Some of Lewisburg's old buildings still bear scars of the battle and a cross shaped mass grave on McElhenny Road holds the remains for the 95 unknown Confederate soldiers killed during the battle.

Lost World Caverns |
History North House Museum |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts General Lewis Inn and Restaurant |
Sports and Sporting Events The Davenport House | Lewisburg | Location: 105 Church St., Lewisburg West Virginia 24901 Telephone 304-645-1000 Toll Free: 800-833-2068

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