Rich Mountain BattlefieldGeneral McClellan marched three brigades of Federal troops into position along nearby Roaring Creek. He ordered a strong scouting party up this road to test the Camp Garnett defenses on July 10, 1861. Withering infantry and artillery fire from the Confederate fortifications convinced McClellan that a direct attack was folly. Instead he plotted to strike Camp Garnett from two directions.
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 1:22pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 590564 N 4302894|
|Decimal Degrees||38.87023333, -79.95603333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 52.214', W 79° 57.362'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 52' 12.84" N, 79° 57' 21.72" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 155 County Rte 37/8, Coalton WV 26257, US|
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