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The Battle of Droop Mountain

A neat little booklet about the battle at Droop Mountain is published and for sale at the park office. The information is posted for you at no cost and as a way to create greener paths to history.

As a PDF here.
As a Digital book here. ( http://www.wvstateparks.com/ebooks/Droop_Battle/)

To download the digital format as an app, please download the 3D Issue App from the iTunes market or the Play Store, this is a free app to download. The 3D Issue App supports any digital publication posted on wvdnr.gov or wvstateparks.com. Once you install the App, browse to the URL above and it will ask if you want to view the ebook in the App.


The occasional donation of artifacts occurs at Droop Mountain. Those items are housed in the small museum at the park.  An example of donated items occurred in  September 2015, when a local person donated a 6 lb. solid shot cannonball from the Bartow battle and a half round bottom swage (for blacksmithing/anvil work) found near Robert E. Lee's 1861 Valley Mountain camp at Slaty Fork. The provenance accompanied the objects.  Physical donations to share and preserve history are appreciated.  Monetary donations to support the preservation of Droop Mountain Battlefield is also welcomed by the WV State Park Foundation, Inc., Bob Hoke, Treasurer.

Droop Mountain Battlefield  on Your DNR

A 30-minute television show Your DNR is produced by the WV Library Commission and hosted by Hoy Murphy. Videographer Lino DeMarchi visited with Mike Smith at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park in 2010.  A short history of the Battle of Droop Mountain was created.  When you click this link, you'll see a list of all Your DNR shows.  Click Show 208. Allow the Video to load.

Guardian of History

Wonderful West Virginia magazine featured Droop Mountain Battlefield in the 2010 June issue of the magazine.  Read the story.


We’ve discovered traveling219.com and the narrator, Roxy share narrative about Droop Mountain history including the memorial hikes conducted in 2013 by Superintendent Mike Smith.  Gather round your computer monitor, your iphone or ipod and listen.
The Hollows of Droop Mountain
Walking in Their Shoes – 1st Droop Hike
Droop Battlefield Hosts 4 Memorial HIkes



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