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.

Testimonials

“I have been staying at the Jerico B&B every year since 2002 with a group of motorcycle friends for a long weekend of riding the lovely local roads. We have always booked the Lewis cabin for many reasons: the number of beds, large kitchen, a flat driveway with plenty of parking room, a fireplace for cold evenings, and the propane grill. But most of all, we like it there because of the hot tub. After a full day of riding the local twisties, nothing feels better than relaxing in the tub with the jets running full blast!

It is especially nice to sit on the front porch and watch the fireflies flit among the leaves in the evening. Falling asleep in the quiet of the woods is so easy. From the Lewis cabin, it is short walk to downtown Marlinton and the Greenbrier River.

Lindie and Tom have treated us like family even on our first stay; last year they treated our group to a magnificent ‘anniversary’ dinner at the Main House! We look forward to seeing them every year and could never stay anywhere else. I heartily recommend them to anyone staying in West Virginia – not to be missed!”

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