The Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation is working to preserve the Rich Mountain Battlefield and Camp Garnett, so that all of our citizens, now and in the future, will be able to appreciate this vital part of our heritage. With the help of all its members, the dedicated STAFF and DIRECTORS of the Foundation have gotten the site of the battle, Camp Garnett, and the portion of the original turnpike which connects the two sites recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Bushrod Crawford House, used by General McClellan as his headquarters after Beverly was occupied, has been restored and is now part of the Beverly Heritage Center. The Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation has their offices and their museum exhibits about the Battle housed in the Center.
This historic district, together with some important supporting property, is now the Rich Mountain Battlefield Civil War Site. Purchase of the Civil War Site property is virtually complete, thanks to efforts spearheaded by RMBF and with the help of our many supporters and contributors, including especially the Randolph County Development Authority and the Randolph County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites (now the Civil War Preservation Trust) donated the 40 core battlefield site to the RMBF, and additional purchases were aided by the Civil War Trust, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, and the Conservation Fund. Major funding was received from federal ISTEA enhancement funds.
Just as importantly, the ongoing operations, maintenance, improvements, interpretation, and protection of the site, as well as operation of the visitor center, are all the responsibility of the Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation. No governmental entity owns or operates Rich Mountain Battlefield
Your tax-deductible donation will help to improve and preserve the historic park site for all visitors to enjoy. A contribution of $20 or more will make you a member of the Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation, and you will receive periodic mailings on the progress of the preservation work at Rich Mountain. Rich Mountain Battlefield is forever an important part of our past. Please help make it a part of our future as well.