May 24, 2007

On Top of Rich Mountain

Saturday in West Virginia: Dr. Poland tells about the Battle of Rich Mountain while his sister-in-law steadies the flip chart. The 1861 battle was a Union victory and General McClellan received credit for it, gaining fame and a step toward additional leadership.

The road pictured below was a well-used trade route. Today it's basically used by travelers who want to see the battle site.

road on Rich Mountain

Links: Travel the Historic Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike
Rich Mountain Battlefield

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