Near Mabie in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Rich Mountain Battleﬁeld
"The regiment will be able to hold five times their number in check... if they will stand to their work."
Confederate General R.S. Garnett
Location. 38° 52.214′ N, 79° 57.288′ W. Marker is near Mabie, 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's Camp Garnett section. Marker is in this post office area: Mabie WV 26278, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Fortifications (within shouting distance of this marker); Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Camp Garnett (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General George B. McClellan Rich Mountain (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battle of Rich Mountain (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Stable Yard (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mabie.
More about this marker. On the lower left is a portrait of General Garnett. General Robert S. Garnett placed 1,300 Confederates here while he personally defended Laurel Hill pass 16 miles north. Garnett was killed in action at Corrick's Ford - the first Civil War General to fall.
On the right is a map showing Camp Garnett and the movements of the Federals during the battle. Next to the map is a portrait of Jed Hotchkiss. Jed Hotchkiss, gifted civilian mapmaker, sketched the works at Camp Garnett and led a party of Confederates to safety after the battle. His famous maps later guided Stonewall Jackson.
Also see . . . Camp Garnett. Additional illustrations of the camp from the Rich Mountain Battlefield Association web site. (Submitted on October 25, 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 924 times since then and 34 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.