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Cheat Summit Fort

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Cheat Summit Fort, also referred to as Fort Milroy, was constructed by Federal troops following a Confederate withdrawal from the Battle of Greenbrier River, which had been preceded by Union victories at Rich Mountain in Randolph County and Corrick's Ford in Tucker County.

Cheat Summit Fort was located on the summit of Cheat Mountain, near U.S. Route 250 south of Huttonsville, WV, in Randolph County , at an elevation of about 4,000 feet.

Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee attacked the fort on September 12, 1861, but following two days of fighting they failed to take the Federal's position. Soon afterwards, Confederate forces withdrew from the area, ending Robert E. Lee's Cheat Mountain campaign.

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