Gateway to the Tygart Valley
— The First Campaign —Following success at Rich Mountain in July 1861, Federal troops under Gen Joseph Reynolds built Camp Elkwater to deter Confederates from returning. Fortifications here blocked the narrow valley floor and a turnpike leading to the Virginia Central Railroad. Erected in tandem with a fortress on Cheat Mountain, Camp Elkwater was the key to defense of the Tygart Valley.
|Series||This marker is part of the West Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||West Virginia Civil War Trail|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 2:51pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 584665 N 4276013|
|Decimal Degrees||38.62861667, -80.02731667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 37.717', W 80° 1.639'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 37' 43.02" N, 80° 1' 38.34" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1020 Co Rte 219/16, Valley Head WV 26294, US|
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