Walking in their Shoes- 1st Droop Hike

June 28, 2013 |

To honor the 150th anniversary for the Battle of Droop Mountain, Mike Smith is leading a series of four hikes up Droop Mountain. On Saturday, June 22nd, VISTA Dan Schultz traveled with the group, which included Chad Morrison, one of the decedents of Union soldiers who had fought in the battle, cubscouts Allen, Cage and John, park superintendent Mike Smith, and others who were interested in walking in the footsteps of one of the most important Civil War Battles fought on West Virginia soil. Photos are by Drew Tanner. [cincopa AQGA2N7QHVBj]

The group walked the 8 1/2 miles from Hillsboro to the top of Droop Mountain, the same route that the Union 10th West Virginia Infantry Regiment and the 28th Ohio Infantry Regiment took marching up Ceasar mountain road in a flanking movement on November 6, 1863. marching up the mountain along US 219 on November 5, 1863. More hikes will take place in July, August and November to remember the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Droop Mountain. To find out more information or to register for one of these hikes, call 304-653-4254 or visit droop mountain battlefield.com for more information.



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