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During the first summer of the Civil War, Union troops established a strong defensive position on the summit of Cheat Mountain. The Confederate government sent Robert E. Lee to push them off. His attack failed. Cheat Mountain in Randolph County, is now part of West Virginia. Gen. no. 48, neg. by D, No. 27. Date 1884, July 16. Wednesday, 11 A.M. Cloudy.
A picture of a valley from above, with a man in the foreground. 'No. 48 D.(27); Wed. July 16, 11:00 AM, cloudy'
49 W (22) Wednesday, July 16, 4:10 p.m., 1884.