Grafton to Camp Allegheny Tour / 186CampGarnett
Photo by Linda Walcroft
May 2007
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Viewing Fortifications

Excerpt from Interpretative Sign:


These earthworks protected Confederates at Camp Garnett from small arms and artillery fire. Soldiers built them by rolling large logs into place and heaping dirt and rocks from a ditch in front. Trees were felled more than 100 yards ahead, their branches sharpened into spikes to discourage attack.

[Same sign, under Pegram's portrait:]

Lt. Col. John Pegram commanded the Southern forces at Camp Garnett. His blunders resulted in surrender and the loss of Western Virginia by the Confederacy.