Battle of Rich Mountain

Battle of Rich Mountain (HMFKS)

Location: Beverly, WV 26253 Randolph County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 51.959', W 79° 56.046'

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Rich Mountain Battlefield

The 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
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 592473 N 4302444
Decimal Degrees38.86598333, -79.93410000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.959', W 79° 56.046'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 57.54" N, 79° 56' 2.76" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 103 County Rte 37/8, Beverly WV 26253, US
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