Milroy Cabin

About the Milroy Cabin

  • One double bed in loft
  • Two single beds in loft
  • Shares Hot Tub behind the Main House.
  • Efficiency Kitchen
  • Electric Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Private Bathroom with Bath Tub / Shower Combo
  • Cable TV
  • Electric Fireplace
  • Propane Grill
  • All linens, Towels, & Kitchen Utensils supplied
  • Free Wifi
  • Beach Towels for the hot tub are suggested

History of the Milroy Cabin

  • The Milroy Cabin was named after Major Robert H. Milroy
  • Born June 11, 1816 – Died March 29, 1890

image1 Milroy Cabin West Virginia CabinsFrom 1846 to 1847, he served as a captain of the 1st Indiana Volunteers.Once the Civil War began, he was made a colonel of the 9th Indiana Infantry, which he led in the western Virginia Campaign of General George B. McClellan. For his service, he was promoted to brigadier general on September 3, 1861. He commanded the Cheat Mountain district after his promotion, and participated in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862 against Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. He then commanded a brigade of the Army of Virginia under General John Pope at the Battle of Second Manassas. On March 10, 1863, Milroy was promoted to major general, and commanded forces at the Battle of McDowell. Major General.

During the battle, he was able to surprise the forces of “Stonewall” Jackson, and had initial success, but was unable to completely defeat the Confederate general. From February until June, Milroy commanded the 2nd Division of the VIII corps. During the Battle of Second Winchester, Milroy was defeated after he decided not to withdrawal from Winchester, thinking that the fortification the town offered could withstand a Confederate attack. Unfortunately, Milroy was overwhelmed by the 2nd Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, led by Confederate General Richard Ewell. Although Milroy and much of his staff escaped, Confederate forces captured 3,400 of his men, as well as all of his artillery and supply wagons. He was brought up before a court of inquiry, but was not found guilty of any major wrong-doing. He was inactive for a length of time until he was transferred to the Western Theatre. He served under General George Henry Thomas, recruiting soldiers for his army, and briefly commanded troops during the Nashville Campaign. He resigned from the military on July 26, 1865.


“In 2014 when we decided to get married, we knew that we wanted the ceremony to be meaningful to us, intimate, and at the same time a very “no frills” sort of affair. We decided on Pocahontas County, WV. Glen grew up near Richwood, and I used to spend my summers with my grandparents in Frankford (in Nicholas County and Greenbrier County respectively). Pocahontas County was right in the middle of two of favorite places and where our roots are firmly planted. It made sense to us to married in an area that we both dearly love.

We made all of our plans, and I had remembered driving past the signs for Jerico Civil War Cabins at some point on one of our many trips back down home (we currently reside in the Eastern Panhandle of WV about 75 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.) so I decided to give them a call to see if they could provide us with a sufficient honeymoon get-a-away. After several e-mails with Lindy, I had booked The Rebel for our June wedding. When we arrived, Glen and I were in awe of the wonderful little cabin. It was everything that we could have hoped for. Rustic, quiet, and it came with stunning views. My husband was in love; not only with me, but with choice of accommodations.

Over the course of a few days, we met Tom (who was more than happy to stop and talk with Glen while he enjoyed the peaceful mornings in the rocking chair on the porch of The Rebel) and we got to hear the stories behind the cabins and how Tom painstakingly takes apart log buildings and puts them back together on his property and graciously shares them with his guests. Knowing the story of historical preservation and all of Tom’s efforts, our hearts were even more endeared to this wonderful place.

We love the scenery around The Rebel…

And the wildlife …

And the fire pit…

And watching a thunderstorm roll in over the hills and then listening to the rain play us a symphony on the tin roof… … …

And then watching the sun peak back out from behind the clouds after the storm… … …

Upon finding out that we were newly married, Lindy gave us a coupon for a free night on our next visit. Free night or not, we had already decided to return for our one year anniversary, and that stay was just as wonderful as our first visit. Needless to say, we have already booked The Rebel for our second anniversary in June of 2016. If we could, we would move to Pocahontas County and live in The Rebel! Tom and Lindy are two of the most down to earth, gracious inn keepers you could ever hope to meet and we love and look forward to our week in their little cabin, “The Rebel” every year among the rolling hills of Pocahontas County.”

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