Near Beverly in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
General William S. Rosecrans
Rich Mountain Battleﬁeld
"The whole earth seemed to shake."
David Hart, Rich Mountain guide
Location. 38° 51.955′ N, 79° 56.017′ 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. The Hart House (a few steps from this marker); Rich Mountain / Hart House (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Rich Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stable Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Rich Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery (approx. 1.2 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. On the lower left is a portrait of Rosecrans. Gen. William S. Rosecrans personally led a final charge across the turnpike, driving Confederate defenders from Rich Mountain. On the right is a drawing depicting Rosecrans' troops advancing through the wilds of Rich Mountain to attack Confederates at the Hart Farm.
Also see . . .
1. General Rosecrans. Biography of General Rosecrans from the Rich Mountain Battlefield site. (Submitted on October 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. William Rosecrans. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on October 25, 2009, by Jeff Conner of Norfolk, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 816 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on October 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.