The Battle of Bulltown occurred on a knoll overlooking a covered bridge that once crossed the Little Kanawha River along the Weston-Gauley Turnpike. The highway was the artery for transportation in central West Virginia, connecting the northern and southern portions of the state. Had Confederate commander Col. William L. "Mudwall" Jackson's assault on Bulltown been successful, he would have cut communications between troops in northern West Virginia and the Kanawha Valley, creating an opportunity to march on Wheeling, the center of Union support in West Virginia. The site includes: fortifications dug to protect the fort, the burial site of seven unknown Confederate soldiers, intact sections of the turnpike, and the Cunningham House. The Cunningham House sheltered supporters of the Confederacy at the time of the Civil War. Today it serves as the center of Historic Bulltown Village.
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