Near Hillsboro in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
22nd Virginia Infantry
— Col. George S. Patton —
The commander of the 22nd Va,. Col. George S Patton, had organized the regiment in Charleston (then part of Virginia) at the beginning of the war. He was the grandfather of General Patton of World War II fame.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 6.836′ N, 80° 15.904′ 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). This marker is located along the Park Road in Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro WV 24946, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Chapman’s, Jackson’s, and Lurty’s Virginia Batteries (a few steps from this marker); 20th Virginia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd West Virginia Mounted Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry (about 700 feet away); 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 700 feet away); The Battle At Droop Mountain (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle At Droop Mountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2nd West Virginia Mounted Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsboro.
Also see . . .
1. Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. (Submitted on August 14, 2010.)
2. Droop Mountain. American Battlefield Trust (Submitted on August 14, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,130 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.