W.Va. to mark Battle of Droop Mountain

HILLSBORO, W.Va. -- The commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Droop Mountain is continuing in West Virginia.The Division of Natural Resources said the last in a series of hikes at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park in Pocahontas County will take place Tuesday.
The all-night 30-mile hike, which starts near Lewisburg and concludes at Droop Mountain, will help mark the Civil War battle that occurred there on Nov. 6, 1863.A ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, when 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 suffered in the battle.More information is available at http://www.droopmountainbattlefield.com.
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