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Near Hillsboro in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Droop Mountain

 
 
Droop Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 10, 2010
1. Droop Mountain Marker
Inscription. Here, November 6, 1863, Union troops, commanded by Gen. W.W. Averell, defeated Confederate forces under Gen. John Echols. This has been considered the most extensive engagement in this State and the site was made a State park in 1929.
 
Erected by State of West Virginia.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War marker series.
 
Location. 38° 6.544′ N, 80° 16.131′ W. Marker is near Hillsboro, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker is on Seneca Trail (U.S. 219) 0.2 miles north of Delta Road 18, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro WV 24946, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Robert Augustus Bailey (a few steps from this marker); 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battle At Droop Mountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle At Droop Mountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lieut. Henry Bender (approx. 0.3 miles away); John D. Baxter (approx. 0.3 miles
Seneca Trail US Rt 219 (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 10, 2010
2. Seneca Trail US Rt 219 (facing south)
away); a different marker also named The Battle At Droop Mountain (approx. 0.4 miles away); 23rd Battalion Virginia Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Battle of Droop Mountain by Markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. (Submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Droop Mountain. CWSAC Battle Summary (Submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Droop Mountain Battlefield (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on August 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 540 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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