Camp Bartow Celebration & Tour
Last fall, WVLT purchased a historic Civil War site in Pocahontas County, known as Camp Bartow. The property was the scene of the Battle of Greenbrier River in October 1861. The 14-acre property lies in the heart of the battlefield and was a campground of the 31st Virginia Infantry. As part of the first campaign of the Civil War, the battle proved instrumental in the creation of West Virginia in 1863. On this tour we’ll savor scenic landscapes, trace Civil War earthworks, cabins and forgotten cemeteries. We’ll learn of heroes, colorful commanders, suffering soldiers, runaway slaves and women caught in the crossfire of a bitter “war of brothers.”
Time: Meet at 12pm for a celebration followed by a light picnic and an optional hike for a tour of Camp Bartow.
Location: Bartow, West Virginia
Trip Leader: Ashton Berdine, WVLT Lands Program Manager and avid history buff / with Author & Historian, Hunter Lesser
Packing List: Comfortable hiking shoes and a bottle of water