Rich Mountain / Crozet-Chenoweth
N 38° 50.509 W 079° 52.495
17S E 597640 N 4299824
Quick Description: Directing you to the battle field 5 miles west of this location where Federal Troops defeated Confederate troops.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 5/8/2012 8:19:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMECRF
At Rich Mountain, 5 miles west, July 11, 1861, Federal forces defeated Confederate troops whose trenches may still be seen. Military reputations of Gen. Geo. B. McClellan and of Gen. W.S. Rosecrans were established by this victory.
Memorial road to Col. Claudius Crozet, leader in building the Northwestern and the Staunton and Parkersburg turnpikes. Here was the home of Lemuel Chenoweth, who designed and built many wooden bridges in W. Va. which became famous.
Marker Number: n
Marker Title: Rich Mountain
Marker Location: In Beverly, North West of Rt 55
County or Independent City: Beverly
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