Near Mabie in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
General George B. McClellan
Rich Mountain Battleﬁeld
"I have been looking at the camps with my glass - they are strongly entrenched..."
Location. 38° 52.214′ N, 79° 57.362′ 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 (a few steps from this marker); Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike (within shouting distance of this marker); Fortifications (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Camp Garnett (about 400 feet away); Artillery 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 sketch depicting Federal troops on the march. On the lower right is a portrait of McClellan. Major General George B. McClellan, USA, a West Point graduate of great promise, rose to stardom here as the "Young Napoleon." He proved indecisive in battle, however, and relied on a flank march by Gen. W.S. Rosecrans to defeat the Confederates.
Also see . . . General George B. McClellan. Biography from the Rich Mountain Battlefield 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 690 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.