Near Beverly in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Rich Mountain
Rich Mountain Battleﬁeld
Location. 38° 51.959′ N, 79° 56.046′ W. Marker is near Beverly, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is on Rich Mountain Road / Files Creek Road (County Route 37/8), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the Rich Mountain Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Beverly WV 26253, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rich Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stable Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); General William S. Rosecrans (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hart House (within shouting distance of this marker); Rich Mountain / Hart House Artillery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Garnett (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fortifications (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beverly.
More about this marker. In the upper right is a drawing depicting the Battle of Rich Mountain, July 11, 1861. On the lower left is a newspaper headline with the caption, General McClellan's electrifying telegrams of victory made him a star - the North's first battlefield hero, leading to his appointment as commander of all Union armies.
Also see . . . The Battle of Rich Mountain. An overview of the battlefield. (Submitted on October 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,664 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.