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Rich Mountain Battlefield Civil War Site (West Virginia)

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Rich Mountain Battlefield Civil War Site
On July 11, 1861, in one of the earliest engagements of the Civil War, Union troops under the command of General McClellan routed the Confederates holding the pass over Rich Mountain near Beverly, (West) Virginia. This victory gave the Union control of northwestern Virginia, and allowed these western counties to form the government that later led to the new state of West Virginia.

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