Near Mabie in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
General George B. McClellan
Rich Mountain Battlefield
"I have been looking at the camps with my glass - they are strongly entrenched..."
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 10, 1861.
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. Located in the Rich Mountain Battlefield's Camp Garnett section. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mabie WV 26278, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Camp Garnett (about 400 feet away); Artillery (about 400 feet away); Welcome to Rich Mountain Battlefield (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rich Mountain (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Rich Mountain (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 978 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.