Rich Mountain battlefield

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Battle of Rich Mountain

The battlefield itself is about 5 miles west of Beverly. Look for the signs to the site, turn on Bridge Street.
Battle info and Civil war walking tour of Beverly: Beverly Heritage Center, 4 Court St, Beverly WV 26253

Dramatic July 11, 1861, Union victory here protected both the B&O Railroad and western Virginians' efforts to form a separate government. This battle pretty much settled the question of military control over the western Virginia mountains.

The battlefield is interpreted with walking trails at two main sites along the old Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike, one at the mountain summit, the other at Camp Garnett.

Battlefield open daylight hours. Begin your visit with exhibits at the Beverly Heritage Center (4 Court St) open 10 am-6 pm Thursday-Saturday, 11 am-5 pm Sunday-Wednesday (mid-May through Labor Day). Shortened hours and closed Tuesday-Wednesday other times. $5.