General William S. Rosecrans

General William S. Rosecrans (HMFLR)

Location: Beverly, WV 26253 Randolph County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 51.955', W 79° 56.017'

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Rich Mountain Battlefield

General Rosecrans led a brigade of nearly 2,000 Union soldiers through dense wilderness to the summit of Rich Mountain. His guide was young David Hart, son of a family living here at the pass. Leaving camp on Roaring Creek before dawn, Rosecrans' column climbed silently up the mountainside to flank Camp Garnett and strike the enemy rear. The battle began about 2:30 p.m. on July 11, 1861, when advancing Union troops encountered Confederate skirmishers.

"The whole earth seemed to shake."
David Hart, Rich Mountain guide
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 8:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 592515 N 4302437
Decimal Degrees38.86591667, -79.93361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.955', W 79° 56.017'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 57.30" N, 79° 56' 1.02" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 306-360 County Rte 37/8, Beverly WV 26253, US
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