Grafton to Camp Allegheny Tour / 141BattleRichMountain
Photo by Linda Walcroft
May 2007
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Sign at Rich Mountain
Charles Poland lectures
Historical Marker
Dr. Poland Tells the Story

Excerpt from Sign:

Battle of Rich Mountain

The battle was fought in this pass along the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. Union forces led by General William S. Rosecrans stormed down the hill behind you. Confederates on guard here took cover behind log breastworks, farm buildings and large rocks in the stable yard across the road. Federal soldiers were held back by fire from infantry and a single cannon. After three hours of fighting, the larger Federal force charged and captured the cannon, scattering Confederate defenders through the woods.