Camp Garnett

Camp Garnett (HMFMR)

Location: Coalton, WV 26257 Randolph County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.214', W 79° 57.288'

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Rich Mountain Battlefield

Confederates built Camp Garnett to block the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. Soldiers here felled trees, dug trenches and stacked rocks for protection. Fortifications covered the hills overlooking this road, forming a fearsome obstacle for General McClellan's army.

"The regiment will be able to hold five times their number in check... if they will stand to their work."
Confederate General R.S. Garnett
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 6:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 590671 N 4302895
Decimal Degrees38.87023333, -79.95480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.214', W 79° 57.288'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 12.84" N, 79° 57' 17.28" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5547-5551 County Rte 37/8, Coalton WV 26257, US
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