Fort Scammon

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Fort Scammon
Fort Scammon is located in West Virginia
Fort Scammon
Location Charleston, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°21′07″N 81°39′20″W / 38.35194°N 81.65556°W / 38.35194; -81.65556Coordinates: 38°21′07″N 81°39′20″W / 38.35194°N 81.65556°W / 38.35194; -81.65556
Built 1862
Governing body Private
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Added to NRHP March 26, 1976

Fort Scammon, also known as Camp White or Fort Hill, is an archaeological site in Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia. The site preserves earthenwork battlements that were set up in 1863 in an elliptical pattern. The period of significance during the American Civil War coincides with the period of late summer in 1862 when Confederate artillery fired from the area and the year or so after March 1863 when Union troops fortified the heights.[2]

Located atop a prominence known today as "Fort Hill",[3] it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form". Fort Scammon. State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. 2009-04-04. 
  3. ^ Cook, Roy Bird. "The Civil War Comes to Charleston", West Virginia History 23.2 (1962): 153-167.

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