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

20th Virginia Cavalry

C.S.A.

 

—Col. William Wiley Arnett —

 
20th Virginia Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dan Fisher, August 10, 2010
1. 20th Virginia Cavalry Marker
Inscription. From behind breastworks and with artillery support, the 20th Va. occupied a strong position overlooking the highway at the Confederate center. In mid-afternoon, however, they were flanked on the left and overran in desperate hand to hand fighting at the breastworks. They fell back to here, somewhat closer the artillery, and held their ground until ordered back to the highway. Nearly cut off from the rest of the Confederate army, they suffered heavy losses as they rushed for the main road.
 
Location. 38° 6.854′ N, 80° 15.946′ W. Marker is near Hillsboro, West Virginia, in Pocahontas County. Marker can be reached from Seneca Trail (U.S. 219) near George Hill Road (County Route 24/1). Click for map. This marker is located along the Park Road in Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. 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. Chapman’s, Jackson’s, and Lurty’s Virginia Batteries (within shouting distance of this marker); 22nd Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 3rd West Virginia Mounted Infantry
20th Virginia Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dan Fisher, August 10, 2010
2. 20th Virginia Cavalry Marker
(about 600 feet away); 2nd West Virginia Mounted Infantry (about 700 feet away); 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle At Droop Mountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); 23rd Battalion Virginia Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
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.) 
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 780 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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