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Camp Allegheny

Elkins, WV 26241, USA

Established by Confederate forces in the summer of 1861 to control the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike, this camp at 4,400 feet about sea level was one of the highest of the Civil War. Although Confederate Maj. Gen. Edward Johnson's troops won the battle against Union forces under the command of Brig. Gen. R.H. Milroy, the loss of men because of the harsh winter climate and the logistical nightmare of keeping the camp supplied contributed to the decision to abandon it in April 1862.


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From I-81 at Staunton, take U.S. 250 west to just beyond the Virginia-West Virginia line; turn left at County Road 3, and take a right at the T. Go 2 more miles. Note: Road is sometimes closed due to snow; call (304) 636-1800 for road information.

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