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

The Stable Yard

Rich Mountain Battlefield

 
 
The Stable Yard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
1. The Stable Yard Marker
Inscription. 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 battle. Young Southerners faced their first fire against overwhelming odds, yet drove back two Federal assaults before giving way.

"As regiment after regiment of the enemy came into view, our small force saw it had heavy work..."
Confederate Captain David Curry
 
Location. 38° 51.975′ N, 79° 56.033′ 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 west. 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. Battle of Rich Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Rich Mountain (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
The Stable Yard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
2. The Stable Yard Marker
(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 left is a sketch depicting a scene from the battle. Confederate defenders took shelter behind the stable and among the large bounders around you. On the right is a photo of a carving on a boulder. After the war, veterans carved names of fallen comrades on nearby rocks. Clay Jackson, a young private in the Upshur Grays, 25th Virginia Infantry, was killed in the first burst of fire. To preserve carvings, please do not touch or rub them.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Boulders in the Stable Yard Area image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
3. Boulders in the Stable Yard Area
Boulders such as these allowed the Confederates to form a defensive position.
Rock Carving image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
4. Rock Carving
Despite the warnings, some visitors use chalk to highlight the carvings. Seen here, in red chalk is one such inscription - Clay Jackson shot and killed here in 1861.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 777 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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