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

2nd West Virginia Mounted Infantry

U.S.A.

 

—Lt. Col. Alexander Scott —

 
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By Dan Fisher, August 10, 2010
1. 2nd West Virginia Mounted Infantry Marker
Inscription. From this deep ravine, the 2nd WV battled its way to the mountaintop and was actively engaged in the fighting here at the Confederate center. Lieutenant J. B. Smith, the youngest officer in the regiment, was the first Federal soldier inside the breastworks, where the Confederates resisted with desperate hand-to-hand combat before being forced back towards the highway.

The regiment came into the battle with 200 men, of which nine were killed and fifteen wounded. Of those fifteen, five later died of their wounds.
 
Location. 38° 6.945′ N, 80° 16.043′ 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. 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 23rd Battalion Virginia Infantry (about 600 feet away); 20th Virginia Cavalry (about 700 feet away); The Battle At Droop Mountain (about 800 feet
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By Dan Fisher, August 10, 2010
2. 2nd West Virginia Mounted Infantry Marker
away); Chapman’s, Jackson’s, and Lurty’s Virginia Batteries (approx. 0.2 miles away); 22nd Virginia Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); John D. Baxter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lieut. Henry Bender (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 485 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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