|Grafton to Camp Allegheny Tour / 230CheatMountainTrees
Photo by Linda Walcroft
View at the top of Cheat Mountain, elevation approx. 4000 feet
In September 1861, General Robert E. Lee ordered an assault on Cheat Mountain Summit. However, the Union position was strong and the officers under Lee became convinced that they could not take the fort. Confederate troops retreated and Lee's reputation suffered for the time being.