HILLSBORO, W.Va. -- One-hundred-fifty years after it was fought, the Civil War Battle of Droop Mountain is being staged anew this Labor Day weekend.
The West Virginia Re-enactors Association will gather in Hillsboro on Saturday and Sunday to mark the milestone this year. The actual battle occurred on Nov. 6, 1863, and pitted Confederate troops led by Gen. John Echols against union soldiers led by Gen. William Averell. At stake was control of the Greenbrier Valley.
Union troops drove Echols back to Virginia.
A full schedule of events is planned over both days at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park in Hillsboro. Besides the re-enactments, visitors can visit soldiers' camps and on Sunday there will be a church service.