On June 3, 1861, the first organized land action of the American Civil War took place here, where the Philippi Battlefield Cemetery now stands, forming part of the Western Virginia campaign of the Civil War. A commemorative plaque reads:
Philippi appears only in Fallout 76.
Behind the scenes
- Appalachia landmarks - Philippi's Cemetery Battlefield
- Cemetery monument plaque: "The Battle of Philippi formed part of the Western Virginia Campaign of the American Civil War, and was fought in and around Philippi, Virginia (now West Virginia) on June 3, 1861. A Union victory, it was the first organized land action of the war though generally viewed as a skirmish rather than a battle."