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Near Belington in Barbour County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Camp Laurel Hill

 
 
Camp Laurel Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
1. Camp Laurel Hill Marker
Inscription.  
Fortified camp occupied by Confederates under Brig. Gen. Robert S. Garnett. June 16 - July 12, 1861. The scene of sharp skirmishes July 7-11. Garnett retreated early in the morning of July 12 after the Rich Mountain defeat.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
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 year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 39° 0.639′ N, 79° 54.575′ W. Marker is near Belington, West Virginia, in Barbour County. Marker is on Laurel Mountain Road (County Route 15), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belington WV 26250, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Laurel Hill Battlefield Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Camp Laurel Hill (about 800 feet away); Laurel Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Laurel Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Honor of these whose Sacrifices Created this Hallowed Ground
Camp Laurel Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
2. Camp Laurel Hill Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Laurel Hill (approx. Ό mile away); Forced Flight (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belington.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Laurel Hill. Website homepage (Submitted on August 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Approaches to the Confederate Camp image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2010
3. Approaches to the Confederate Camp
Confederates under General Garnett occupied a ridge spur on Laurel Mountain, guarding the turnpike. A memorial stands in the open field in front of the Confederate position. Some of the Confederate position still stands on the ground to the right of this view. But portions of the camp are now under a reservoir.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 977 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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May. 26, 2022