This Historic Park And Battlefield In West Virginia Is Where The Civil War Began

The Civil War defined not only the current state of America, but is also responsible for the formation of West Virginia. But more than the war in general, it is one particular battle that began a chain of events which made the formation of West Virginia possible.

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To learn more about Rich Mountain Battlefield, visit their website here.

Have you ever been to Rich Mountain? Were you previously aware of its significance to the creation of West Virginia? Feel free to comment below and join the discussion.

But the story does not end here. If the Battle of Rich Mountain began McClellan’s campaign of Union victory in West Virginia, this battle ended it.