Near Beverly in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Rich Mountain
Rich Mountain Battleﬁeld
Location. 38° 51.959′ N, 79° 56.046′ W. Marker is near Beverly, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is on Rich Mountain Road / Files Creek Road (County Route 37/8), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in the Rich Mountain Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Beverly WV 26253, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rich Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stable Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); General William S. Rosecrans (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hart House (within shouting distance of this marker); Rich Mountain / Hart House Artillery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Garnett (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fortifications (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beverly.
More about this marker. In the upper right is a drawing depicting the Battle of Rich Mountain, July 11, 1861. On the lower left is a newspaper headline with the caption, General McClellan's electrifying telegrams of victory made him a star - the North's first battlefield hero, leading to his appointment as commander of all Union armies.
Also see . . . The Battle of Rich Mountain. An overview of the battlefield. (Submitted on October 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,599 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.