Near Mabie in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Rich Mountain Battleﬁeld
At Rich Mountain, cannons fired solid shot, shell, exploding balls and cannister (cans containing many small iron balls that scattered when fired). Their noise and shocking power alone could demoralize an enemy.
Location. 38° 52.2′ N, 79° 57.288′ W. Marker is near Mabie, 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's Camp Garnett section. Marker is in this post office area: Mabie WV 26278, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Garnett (within shouting distance of this marker); Fortifications (within shouting distance of this marker); Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Camp Garnett (about 300 feet away, measured in a General George B. McClellan (about 400 feet away); Rich Mountain (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battle of Rich Mountain (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Stable Yard (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mabie.
More about this marker. On the left is a photo of a 6-pdr Field Gun. On the right is an illustration depicting Confederate artillery at Camp Garnett as sketched in 1861.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 673 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.