Rich Mountain Battlefield
(From Wikipedia:) The Battle of Rich Mountain took
place on July 11, 1861, in
Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan
assumed command of Union forces in western
A sharp two-hour fight ensued in
which the Confederates were split in two. Half escaped to
Hearing of Pegram's
defeat, Garnett abandoned Laurel Hill. The Federals pursued, and, during
fighting at Corrick's Ford on July 13, Garnett was
killed; he was the first general officer to be killed in the war. On July 22,
McClellan was ordered to
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Scenic Beverly, WV. Rt 250 runs North-South through town.
This state historical marker located along Rt 250/219 is for Rich Mt and Crozet-Chenoweth.
This is where CR 37-8 turns off westbound (to the left in this photo) towards Rich Mt.
Here is a close-up of the Rich Mt side of the Historical Marker along Rt 250/219.
County Road 37-8 first passes the Chenoweth House and
continues straight towards Rich Mt. (About 5 miles)
After about 3 miles, the pavement turns to very smooth, hard-packed gravel.
There is some washboarding on some turns where the rain runs across the road.
Historical Marker at the summit marks the battlefield and Hart House.
Side #1 of the Historical Marker.
Side #2 of the Historical Marker.
View of the summit. One of the signs for the Hart House is visible in the grass field to the left.
Monument near the summit for the Hart House.
Close-up of the Hart House monument.
Informational sign near the Hart House site.
Another nearby informational sign for the Battle of Rich Mt.
And yet another informational sign at the summit.
The stable yard is still somewhat visible (see next photo).
Outlines remain of buildings at the stable yard area.
This is a very
interesting location to stop and walk around.
The road up the mountain from
If you came in from
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