General George B. McClellan

General George B. McClellan (HMFNB)

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

N 38° 52.214', W 79° 57.362'

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Rich Mountain Battlefield

General 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.

"I have been looking at the camps with my glass - they are strongly entrenched..."
George McClellan
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 1:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 590564 N 4302894
Decimal Degrees38.87023333, -79.95603333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.214', W 79° 57.362'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 12.84" N, 79° 57' 21.72" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 155 County Rte 37/8, Coalton WV 26257, US
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