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Near Hillsboro in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

3rd West Virginia Mounted Infantry

U.S.A.

— Lt. Col. Francis W. Thompson —

 
 
3rd West Virginia Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dan Fisher, August 10, 2010
1. 3rd West Virginia Mounted Infantry Marker
Inscription.  The men of the 3rd WV fought their way up this ravine extending their line of battle along the mountainside until they joined with the 28th Ohio. Upon reaching the top, they helped break the Confederate line and pursued the defeated army south towards Lewisburg.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 6.879′ N, 80° 15.83′ 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 22nd Virginia Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chapman’s, Jackson’s, and Lurty’s Virginia Batteries (about 400 feet away); 20th Virginia Cavalry (about 600 feet away); 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle At Droop Mountain (approx.
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0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle At Droop Mountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry (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.) 
 
3rd West Virginia Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dan Fisher, August 10, 2010
2. 3rd West Virginia Mounted Infantry Marker
 
 
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 801 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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