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Cheat Bridge in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Behind the Parapet

 
 
Behind the Parapet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 8, 2012
1. Behind the Parapet Marker
Inscription. Union soldiers built the main earthworks here to provide defense. They made the embankment by forming a crib with spruce logs. The crib was then filled with earth and stone.

Such a fortification would provide protection from rifle and artillery fire. The original wall was reported to be more than ten feet high and eight feet thick at its base.
 
Erected by US Forest Service.
 
Location. 38° 37.358′ N, 79° 52.793′ W. Marker is in Cheat Bridge, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker can be reached from County Route 250/4 1.1 miles west of Route 250. Touch for map. Located in Fort Milroy. Marker is in this post office area: Huttonsville WV 26273, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Guarding the Turnpike (within shouting distance of this marker); Astride the Road from Nowhere (within shouting distance of this marker); Cabin Remains (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cheat Summit Fort (about 400 feet away); Shavers Fork (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cheat Summit Camp (approx. one mile away); Asa Gray / Buffalo-Indian Trail (approx. one mile away); Cheat Mountain (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cheat Bridge.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Entrance to the fort image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 8, 2012
2. Entrance to the fort
Front wall of the fort image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 8, 2012
3. Front wall of the fort
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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