Near Mabie in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Rich Mountain Battleﬁeld
Union and Confederate troops clashed on the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike throughout the Civil War. General Robert E. Lee unsuccessfully tried to regain control of the area later in 1861. See many of these sites today along the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike Byway.
Location. 38° 52.209′ N, 79° 57.33′ 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. Camp Garnett (within shouting distance of this marker); General George B. McClellan Camp Garnett (within shouting distance of this marker); Fortifications (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Rich Mountain (approx. 1.2 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 left is a map of Western Virginia with key points related to the 1861 campaigns noted. On the right is a sketch depicting the delegates in Wheeling. While soldiers battled here, delegates gathered in Wheeling to form a loyal Union government of Virginia. Their efforts were supported by President Lincoln and on June 20, 1863, a new state was born - West Virginia.
Also see . . . Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. Page from the Rich Mountain Battlefield site. (Submitted on October 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 608 times since then and 18 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.