Retreat Becomes Disaster
— The First Campaign —Federal victory at Rich Mountain on July 11, 1861, forced Confederate Gen. Robert S. Garnett's 4,000 troops to retreat from Laurel Hill in Barbour County. Garnett, fearing that his escape route was blocked, struck northeast. His goal was to circle back to safety.
|Series||This marker is part of the West Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||West Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 11:51pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 613855 N 4327400|
|Decimal Degrees||39.08830000, -79.68353333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 5.298', W 79° 41.012'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 5' 17.88" N, 79° 41' 0.72" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1448 Allegheny Highlands Trail of WV, Parsons WV 26287, US|
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