Confederates Abandon Laurel HillBy July 10, 1861, Federal cannons bombarded the interior of Camp Laurel Hill. Confederates may have sought shelter among the boulders nearby. On July 11, General Garnett learned of defeat at Rich Mountain. Fearful of being trapped, Garnett ordered a midnight retreat. Tents were left standing and campfires burning to deceive the Federals. The Confederate army and its large wagon train slipped away.
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|Date Added||Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 9:28pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 594190 N 4318025|
|Decimal Degrees||39.00618333, -79.91216667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 0.371', W 79° 54.73'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 0' 22.26" N, 79° 54' 43.80" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 483 Unnamed Road, Belington WV 26250, US|
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