Near Keslers Cross Lanes - Rt 129 to CR 23
Since this is literally on the border between North/Central and South, I’ll post links to it on both pages.
From the Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park Website: http://www.carnifexferrybattlefieldstatepark.com/
on the rim of the
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Carnifex_Ferry
The Battle of Carnifex
Ferry took place on September 10, 1861, in Nicholas County, Virginia (now
West Virginia), as part of the Operations in Western Virginia Campaign during
the American Civil War. The battle resulted in a Union victory that contributed
to the eventual Confederate withdrawal from western
In late August 1861, Confederate
forces under Brig. Gen. John B. Floyd crossed the
Concerned about Floyd's drive to
Floyd, seeking to deflect the blame,
placed the responsibility for the defeat on his co-commander Brig. Gen. Henry
A. Wise, furthering the dissension that marked the Confederate high command in
Historical Marker located near the parking lot by the overlook. Just go to the end of the road inside the park, and you'll see it.
Nice scenic road through the park.
The marker is nestled up under a tree about 50 meters from the parking lot. The overlook to the ferry is off to the left.
Nearby overlook to the river crossing.
Sign by the overlook. Also explains different spellings.
Sign along the road through the park (see next photo).
Old road described in previous photo.
Another site in the park.
to the previous sign (
Previous 2 signs and Camp Gauley.
Sign next to Henry Patterson House.
Field next to Henry Patterson House - scene of the battle.
Sign by Henry Patterson House as you enter the park.
View of Henry Patterson House.
This is a very educational site and the ride back here is
very nice. Allow plenty of time to stop
at other Historical Markers and locations along the way.
you enjoyed visiting