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Scary in Putnam County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Scary

 
 
Battle of Scary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 7, 2009
1. Battle of Scary Marker
Inscription. First Confederate victory in Kanawha Valley fought here July 17, 1861. Charge of the Rangers under Captain (later General) Jenkins won the day. Whitelaw Reid described the event as a war correspondent with Gen. Cox's Union forces.
 
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 26.02′ N, 81° 51.205′ W. Marker is in Scary, West Virginia, in Putnam County. Marker is on Winfield Road (U.S. 35) half a mile south of Interstate 64, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located along the west side of the Kanawha River, on Winfield Road, 0.5 miles south of the intersection of the Interstate 64 exit ramp and Winfield Road. The historical marker is situated on the west side of Winfield Road and can be found on the northwest side of the bridge that takes Winfield Road across Scary Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Scott Depot WV 25560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle of Scary (within shouting distance of this marker); Kanawha County / Putnam County (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fort Tackett
Battle of Scary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 7, 2009
2. Battle of Scary Marker
View of the historical marker in the foreground and the Scary Creek Bridge in the background.
(approx. 2.4 miles away); St. Albans Covered Bridge (approx. 3.4 miles away); Washington's Land (approx. 3.4 miles away); George Washington (approx. 3.9 miles away); St. Albans Archeological Site (approx. 4.1 miles away); Morgan Kitchen Museum (approx. 4.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Scary Creek,WV. History of the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. 21st O.V.I. and the Battle of Scary Creek
My interest in the Battle of Scary Creek is that it was the first battle that the 21st O.V.I.(my favorite Civil War regiment) took part in. This action took place very early in the Civil War and at the time the 21st O.V.I. was serving a 90 day enlistment. In driving along the western side of the Kanawha River, between Gallipolis, Ohio, and Scary, West Virginia, it was easy for me to imagine what the young farm boys and men from northwestern Ohio might be thinking during their first march into combat, and it was of great interest for me to see the landscape of their very first battle.
    — Submitted July 13, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,638 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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