Near Beverly in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Rich Mountain / Hart House
Battle of Rich Mountain fought here July 11, 1861. In a surprise attack, Gen. W.S. Rosecrans defeated Confederates led by Capt. J.A. deLagnel. Battle was decisive in McClellan's N.W. Virginia campaign.
Rich Mountain battle was waged near Hart House and barn where deLangel's 310 men held Rosecrans' forces for 4 hours before surrendering. This forced Col. Pegram to retreat. His army was captured.
Erected 1978 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Location. 38° 51.968′ N, 79° 55.994′ W. Marker is near Beverly, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is on Rich Mountain Road / Files Creek Road (County Route 37/8), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the Rich Mountain Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Beverly WV 26253, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hart House (a few steps from this marker); General William S. Rosecrans (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stable Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Rich Mountain (within Rich Mountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Artillery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Camp Garnett (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fortifications (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beverly.
Also see . . .
1. Rich Mountain Battlefield Association. The association has been the driving force behind preservation of the battlefield and associated sites. (Submitted on October 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Hart House and Homestead. Page from the Rich Mountain Battlefield association web site. Site includes several photos of the house, post war. (Submitted on October 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 912 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.