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Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park Hillsboro

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Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park
HC 64
Hillsboro
WV
24946
Tel: (304) 653-4254

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Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park is located in the Greenbrier River Valley north of Lewisburg and is the site of West Virginia's last significant Civil War battle. On November 6, 1863, the federal army of Brigadier General William W. Averell, in his second attempt to disrupt the Virginia-Tennessee Railroad at Salem, Virginia, faced again the Confederate troops of Brigadier General John Echols. Throughout the morning, Echols' smaller confederate army held the high ground and blocked the highway with artillery, but in the afternoon was overwhelmed by the crushing advance of federal infantry on his left flank. Following the collapse of his lines, General Echols retreated south into Virginia with the remnants of his command.
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    Great spot to take a break. Good Civil War tour with battlefield signs and
    trails, picnic area, log viewing tower.

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