Fortifications

Fortifications (HMFMS)

Location: Coalton, WV 26257 Randolph County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 52.23', W 79° 57.296'

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Rich Mountain Battlefield

These earthworks protected Confederates at Camp Garnett from small arms and artillery fire. Soldiers built them by rolling large logs into place and heaping dirt and rocks from a ditch in front. Trees were felled more than 100 yards ahead, their branches sharpened into spikes to discourage attack.

The earthworks in front of this sign were originally several feet higher. Please help protect the earthworks by not walking or standing on them.
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 7:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 590659 N 4302924
Decimal Degrees38.87050000, -79.95493333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.23', W 79° 57.296'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 13.80" N, 79° 57' 17.76" 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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