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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMFMS_fortifications_Coalton-WV.html
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 b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMFMR_camp-garnett_Coalton-WV.html
Confederates built Camp Garnett to block the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. Soldiers here felled trees, dug trenches and stacked rocks for protection. Fortifications covered the hills overlooking this road, forming a fearsome obstacle for General …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMFMH_artillery_Coalton-WV.html
Cannons mounted behind embankments on this hill made Confederate Camp Garnett a formidable position. Placed to sweep the turnpike below, they were 6-pounder smoothbores - light, mobile, and powerful at short range. Four cannons protected the Confe…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMFM6_rich-mountain_Beverly-WV.html
On July 11, 1861, a Federal flank attack surprised Confederates guarding this pass The battle of Rich Mountain took place here where the Staunton-Parkersburg turnpike crossed the crest of the mountain. About 2:30 pm, the Union forces began thei…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMFM4_the-stable-yard_Beverly-WV.html
Here in the stable yard, Confederate forces made their stand. A small log stable was the focal point of action. Large foundation stones still mark its location. A lone Confederate cannon stood beside the stable, blasting furiously during the battl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMFLZ_rich-mountain-hart-house_Beverly-WV.html
(East Side):Battle of Rich Mountain fought here July 11, 1861. In a surprise attack, Gen. W.S. Rosecrans defeated Confederates led by Capt. J.A. deLagnel. Battle was decisive in McClellan's N.W. Virginia campaign. (West Side):Rich Mountain batt…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMFLY_the-hart-house_Beverly-WV.html
Here stood the Hart House, surrounded by fierce fighting during the Battle of Rich Mountain. Joseph Hart, grandson of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was an avid Union supporter who fled with his family when Confederates seized the mo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMFLR_general-william-s-rosecrans_Beverly-WV.html
General Rosecrans led a brigade of nearly 2,000 Union soldiers through dense wilderness to the summit of Rich Mountain. His guide was young David Hart, son of a family living here at the pass. Leaving camp on Roaring Creek before dawn, Rosecrans' …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMFKS_battle-of-rich-mountain_Beverly-WV.html
The battle was fought in this pass along the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. Union forces led by General William S. Rosecrans stormed down the hill behind you. Confederates on guard here took cover behind log breastworks, farm buildings and large r…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMFGE_jonathan-arnold-house_Beverly-WV.html
Laura Jackson Arnold, sister of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, lived here at the time of the Civil War with her husband Jonathan and three children, Thomas, Anna, and Stark. Jonathan, a wealthy landowner, purchased this ca 1820 brick house in 1845. …
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