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Hillsboro in Pocahontas County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chapman’s, Jackson’s, and Lurty’s Virginia Batteries

C.S.A.

 

—Maj. William McLaughlin —

 
Chapman’s, Jackson’s, and Lurty’s Virginia Batteries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dan Fisher, August 10, 2010
1. Chapman’s, Jackson’s, and Lurty’s Virginia Batteries Marker
Inscription. Protecting much of the Confederate army were seven artillery pieces, all of which were placed above the highway. Both smoothbore and rifled cannon were present and blocked efforts by the Union army to advance up the main road. However, the position could not be held, due to Federal advances on the left flank. During the retreat, six of the seven guns were removed safely, but one of Chapman’s 12 lb. howitzers broke down and had to be abandoned. Official reports indicate that it was captured by the Union army, but rumors persist that it remains buried somewhere on Droop Mountain.
 
Location. 38° 6.841′ N, 80° 15.91′ 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). Touch for map. This marker is located along the Park Road in Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro WV 24946, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 22nd Virginia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 20th Virginia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd West Virginia Mounted Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry
Chapman’s, Jackson’s, and Lurty’s Virginia Batteries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dan Fisher, August 10, 2010
2. Chapman’s, Jackson’s, and Lurty’s Virginia Batteries Marker
(about 700 feet away); 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 800 feet away); The Battle At Droop Mountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle At Droop Mountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2nd West Virginia Mounted Infantry (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, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Droop Mountain. CWSAC Battle Summary (Submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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