Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park
Hillsboro, WV 24946
State Park: Birding, Hike, History, Picnic, Walk
The site of West Virginia’s last significant Civil War battle. On November 6, 1863, the federal army of Brigadier General William W. Averell, in his second attempt to disrupt the Virginia-Tennessee Railroad at Salem, Virginia, faced again the Confederate troops of Brigadier General John Echols.