Place:Duffields, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States

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NameDuffields
Alt namesDarkesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54005399
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates39.35°N 77.817°W
Located inJefferson, West Virginia, United States
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Duffields is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA. Duffields is located on Flowing Springs Road along the B&O Railroad tracks. This small community used to have two churches; the Elk Branch Presbyterian Church and a stone Episcopal Church (since torn down). There were two stores and a gristmill. The small train station built in 1839 still stands, and is being restored by Duffields Station Inc., a 501c3 non-profit; a small platform for the MARC Train commuter rail service to Washington, D.C., was recently built on the site of the later (1884) B&O station, which was demolished in 1942.

During the Civil War, on June 29, 1864, Confederate Colonel John S. Mosby, with a company of five hundred men, broke through the Union lines near Charles Town and attacked a company of Union infantry stationed at Duffields. Mosby's troops cut the telegraph lines and destroyed the Union quarters, capturing about 67 prisoners and a large amount of stores. They successfully eluded the Union forces sent to intercept them.

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