Rich Mountain BattlefieldThe battle was fought in this pass along the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. Union forces led by General William S. Rosecrans stormed down the hill behind you. Confederates on guard here took cover behind log breastworks, farm buildings and large rocks in the stable yard across the road. Federal soldiers were held back by fire from infantry and single cannon. After three hours of fighting, the larger Federal force charged and captured the cannon, scattering Confederate defenders through the woods.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 4:54am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 592473 N 4302444|
|Decimal Degrees||38.86598333, -79.93410000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 51.959', W 79° 56.046'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 51' 57.54" N, 79° 56' 2.76" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 103 County Rte 37/8, Beverly WV 26253, US|
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