Cheat Summit Camp

Cheat Summit Camp (HMV6H)

Location: Huttonsville, WV 26273 Randolph County
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N 38° 36.764', W 79° 52.05'

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Also called Fort Milroy. Fortified camp in gap at the crest of White Top of Cheat Mountain. Occupied by Federal troops during fall and winter of 1861-1862; repulsed threats in Lee's mountain campaign of 1861. Fort's command of the Parkersburg-Staunton Turnpike prevented Lee's army from advancing inland. Above 4,000 feet elevation, highest Union fort in the Civil War.
HM NumberHMV6H
Year Placed1968
Placed ByWest Virginia Historic Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 12:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 598598 N 4274410
Decimal Degrees38.61273333, -79.86750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 36.764', W 79° 52.05'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 36' 45.84" N, 79° 52' 3.00" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27700-29698 County Rte 250/4, Huttonsville WV 26273, US
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