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Cheat Summit Fort

West Virginia

County Route 43/4
Monongahela National Forest
Valley Head, WV 26294
United States

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Gen. George B. McClellan ordered this pit-and-parapet fort to be built in 1861 under the command of Gen. R.H. Milroy to secure the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike and protect the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The Confederate failure to take the fort in September 1861 was central in the failure of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's western Virginia campaign.

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Valley Head, WV