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Near Beverly in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General William S. Rosecrans

Rich Mountain Battlefield

 
 
General William S. Rosecrans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
1. General William S. Rosecrans Marker
Inscription. 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' column climbed silently up the mountainside to flank Camp Garnett and strike the enemy rear. The battle began about 2:30 p.m. on July 11, 1861, when advancing Union troops encountered Confederate skirmishers.

"The whole earth seemed to shake."
David Hart, Rich Mountain guide
 
Location. 38° 51.955′ N, 79° 56.017′ 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. The Hart House (a few steps from this marker); Rich Mountain / Hart House (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Rich Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stable Yard (within shouting distance of this marker);
General William S. Rosecrans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
2. General William S. Rosecrans Marker
Rich Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery (approx. 1.2 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. On the lower left is a portrait of Rosecrans. Gen. William S. Rosecrans personally led a final charge across the turnpike, driving Confederate defenders from Rich Mountain. On the right is a drawing depicting Rosecrans' troops advancing through the wilds of Rich Mountain to attack Confederates at the Hart Farm.
 
Also see . . .
1. General Rosecrans. Biography of General Rosecrans from the Rich Mountain Battlefield site. (Submitted on October 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. William Rosecrans. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on October 25, 2009, by Jeff Conner of Norfolk, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
General William S. Rosecrans image. Click for more information.
By Craig Swain
3. General William S. Rosecrans
Wartime portrait of General Rosecrans.

[Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 / compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge, Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1977. No. 0975]
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 809 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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