Rich Mountain BattlefieldGeneral 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.
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|Date Added||Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 8:50pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 592515 N 4302437|
|Decimal Degrees||38.86591667, -79.93361667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 51.955', W 79° 56.017'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 51' 57.30" N, 79° 56' 1.02" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 306-360 County Rte 37/8, Beverly WV 26253, US|
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