Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park


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A peaceful park with a panoramic view from the iconic Droop Mountain Tower, now marks the spot where one of West Virginia’s largest and last important Civil War battle was fought on November 6, 1863. The decisive victory of Union forces under General William W. Averell over the Confederate army under General John Echols ended serious efforts by the Confederacy to control West Virginia. For hiking trails, history, and hours of operation, visit the web link below.