This monument, deep in the wooded heart of.. *aside* wait where? *back to script* the heart of the Appalachian countryside, overlooking majestic Grafton lake... *shouted aside* LINE!
Colonel Kelley raised the 1st West Virginia and became its Colonel in May of 1861. Later in June at the battle in Pilippi, uh, Philippi he was severely wounded.
I like to think that the Colonel would have used Abraxo cleaning products.You can learn more about the battle at Philippi at the Philippi Battlefield Cemetery. I can't wait, to see YOU there! Ok, cut, that's it, I *recording cuts off*”— Colonel Kelly monument audio tour station
Background[edit | edit source]
The Colonel Kelly Monument commemorates Colonel Benjamin Franklin Kelley, who took part in the Battle of Philippi and was a then-appointed colonel for the 1st Virginia Infantry, as well as earning many other Civil War victories. To add to the historical factor and ease for traveling history buffs, the site was provided with a Col. Kelley monument audio tour, courtesy of Dick Shale.
Layout[edit | edit source]
This location is situated on a hill with an unpaved road leading up to a small parking lot. Two sets of wooden stairs start here and lead up to the top of the hill, where the monument sits near some park benches. An Appalachia audio tour station narrated by Dick Shale is found here, though it is humorously unedited and contains numerous mistakes on Shale's part.
There are two containers that can be looted here including a cooler in the ground on the second level of the stairs, and a wooden crate in a van on the road leading up to the parking lot. There is also a coal deposit to the west.
Notes[edit | edit source]
Despite the location name misspelling Colonel Kelley's name with only one E, the subtitles for Dick Shale's audio tour for the monument (see above) correctly spells it with two E's.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
The Colonel Kelly monument appears only in Fallout 76.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The Colonel Kelly Monument is based on Colonel Kelley's real burial site, featuring a similar bronze bust and plaque set into a granite gravestone. However, the real monument is located in Arlington National Cemetery, not West Virginia.