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

23rd Battalion Virginia Infantry

C.S.A.

 

— Maj. William Blessing —

 
23rd Battalion Virginia Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 10, 2010
1. 23rd Battalion Virginia Infantry Marker
Inscription.  First stationed across the highway and on the extreme right of the Confederate line, the 23rd Battalion was later moved to support the 19th Va. Cavalry on the left flank. After an initial charge that temporarily halted the Federal advance, the 23rd slowly fell back to a fence bordering this field. Here they were reinforced by men from the 22nd Va. Infantry and the 14th Va. Cavalry, but to no avail. Overwhelmed by the Union advance, they were driven back to the highway.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 6.881′ N, 80° 16.147′ W. Marker is in 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 near Park Headquarters 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. The Battle of Droop Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle At Droop Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); White Oak
23rd Battalion Virginia Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 10, 2010
2. 23rd Battalion Virginia Infantry Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); John D. Baxter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lieut. Henry Bender (about 400 feet away); 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry (about 600 feet away); 2nd West Virginia Mounted Infantry (about 600 feet away); 20th Virginia Cavalry (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 1,344 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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May. 28, 2022