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Modern-day view of the Battle of Boone Court House (1 September 1861). The blue dot notes the approximate location of Boone Court House (Madison), which was guarded by Confederates under Col. Ezekiel Miller. Miller commanded about 250 men from the 187th Regiment Virginia Militia, 129th Regiment Virginia Militia, and the Black-Striped Company.

Modern-day view of the Battle of Boone Court House (1 September 1861). The blue dot notes the approximate location of Boone Court House (Madison), which was guarded by Confederates under Col. Ezekiel Miller. Miller commanded about 250 men from the 187th Regiment Virginia Militia, 129th Regiment Virginia Militia, and the Black-Striped Company.

Modern-day view of the Battle of Boone Court House (1 September 1861). The blue dot notes the approximate location of Col. Enyart's Union force (three companies of Kentucky and Ohio men), as well as Union artillery, placed on Knob Hill. Col. Enyart commanded about 750 men.

Modern-day view of the Battle of Boone Court House (1 September 1861). The blue dot notes the approximate location of Lt. Col. David Enyart’s Union force (three companies of Kentucky and Ohio men), as well as Union artillery, placed on Knob Hill. Col. Enyart commanded about 750 men.

Modern-day view from the Confederate position toward Knob Hill in Madison, WV.

Modern-day view from the Confederate position looking toward Knob Hill in Madison, WV.

Union troops charged across the Little Coal River and dislodged Confederates from their positions at Boone Court House.

Union troops charged across the Little Coal River and dislodged Confederates from their positions at Boone Court House.

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