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Near Keslers Cross Lanes in Nicholas County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Henry Patterson House

 
 
Henry Patterson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 8, 2009
1. Henry Patterson House Marker
Inscription. Built in the 1850's by Mr. Patterson, this house was caught between opposing armies during the Battle of Carnifex Ferry.
 
Location. 38° 12.626′ N, 80° 56.52′ W. Marker is near Keslers Cross Lanes, West Virginia, in Nicholas County. Marker is on Carnifex Ferry Crossing Road 1.3 miles south of West Virginia Route 129, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the actual site of the field of battle, on land that has been turned into a state park in order to preserve and honor the memory of the Civil War Battle of Carnifex Ferry. Perhaps the best course to travel to get to this historical marker is go to the intersection of US 19 and State Route 129 (located just south of Summerville West Virginia), then turn onto State Route 129 and west for about 6.0 miles (turning left/south onto the Carnifex Ferry Crossing road)before arriving at the state park. Marker is in this post office area: Keslers Cross Lanes WV 26675, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Carnifex Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Camp Gauley (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carnifex Ferry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carnefix Ferry
Henry Patterson House image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 8, 2009
2. Henry Patterson House
View of the Henry Patterson House at the Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park. The Confederate entrenched positions were to the left of the house, the advancing Federal line of battle was on the right of the house.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Kesslers Cross Lanes (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cross Lanes Battle (approx. 1.7 miles away); Keslers Cross Lanes (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hawks Nest Workers Memorial and Grave Site (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Keslers Cross Lanes.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Carnifex Ferry. This web link was both published and made available by, "Absolute Astronomy.com," in it's quest to enable "exploring the universe of knowledge." (Submitted on July 16, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park. This web link was published by the West Virginia, Division of Natural Resources. (Submitted on July 16, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. The Battle of Carnifex Ferry. This web link is provided by he West Virginia Division of Culture and History. (Submitted on July 16, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Henry Patterson House image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 8, 2009
3. Henry Patterson House
View of the well that was adjacent to the Henry Patterson House. The Union army's line of battle would have been on the rise beyond the well, facing the Henry Patterson House.
Henry Patterson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 8, 2009
4. Henry Patterson House Marker
View of the state historical marker, looking to the north over the battlefield. The Henry Patterson house would be beyond the rise and behind the trees on the left side of the picture.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,502 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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