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Commemoration of Battle of Droop Mountain continues

Cannon at Droop Mountain
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The commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Droop Mountain is continuing in West Virginia.
 
     The Division of Natural Resources says the last in a series of hikes at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park in Pocahontas County will take place on Tuesday, November 5.
 
     The all-night, 30-mile hike that starts near Lewisburg and concludes at Droop Mountain will help mark the Civil War battle that occurred there November 6, 1863.
 
     A ceremony also is scheduled for Wednesday, where a native stone marker will be placed at the site. A bronze placard will list known men who died or died as a result of wounds that occurred at the battle.
 
     More information is available at http://www.droopmountainbattlefield.com


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