Near Beverly in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 11, 1861.
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. Located in the Rich Mountain Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beverly WV 26253, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker The Hart House (a few steps from this marker); Site of Old Hart House (within shouting distance of this marker); General William S. Rosecrans (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle Of Rich Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stable Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Rich Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Rich Mountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Rich Mountain Battlefield (about 300 feet 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,220 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.