8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry Memorial Hike, Droop Mountain Battlefield, near Hillsboro, West Virginia, August 31, 2013.

Our hike began just south of Hillsboro and followed the route that the 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry took in attacking the entrenched Confederate position on top of Droop Mountain on November 6, 1863.  The regiment lost 3 men killed, and 8 wounded in the attack.

Special thanks to Mike Smith, Park Ranger at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, for organizing the 4.15 mile hike.

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