Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park
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Is a state park located on Droop Mountain U.S. Highway 219 in Pocahontas County, covers about 256 acres and is located in a triangle between three West Virginia’s towns Richwood, Marlinton and Lewisburg and was the site of the last major battle (Nov. 6, 1863) of the Civil War in W. Va. Reenactments of the battle are conducted periodically by the West Virginia Reenactors Association.
On November 6, l863 West Virginia's largest Civil War battle occurred. Approximately 1,700 Confederate troops under General J. Echols and 3,000-4,000 Union soldiers under General W.W. Averell participated in this battle. Initial contact between the opposing forces was made on November 4. On the fifth, while Union troops awaited the arrival of General A.N. Duffie's command the Confederates concentrated their army on the ridge crest.
At 10:00 a.m. Averell pinned the Confederate troops in place by attacking the Confederate right. He had previously directed a force under Colonel A. Moor to outflank the Confederate left and attack their rear. At 2:00 p.m. Moor's force struck the left flank and rear of the Confederate army. This action drove the Confederates from the summit by 3:00 p.m. Echols' hurried his retreating command through Lewisburg so as to not be trapped by Duffie's approaching command. Approximately 119 Federal and 275 Confederate casualties occurred at the engagement.
Interpretive exhibits, Confederate earthworks, and a small museum containing artifacts from the battle can been seen at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park.

Civil War Links
Official site of Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park
Re-enactment pictures of 1861 Battle of Carnifex Ferry,Nicholas County West Virginia
The Battle of Lewisburg
West Virginia in the Civil War
Nancy Hart, Confederate Spy
The Rich Mountain Battlefield
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