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Near Camp Creek in Mercer County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Clark’s House

 
 
Battle of Clark's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, April 25, 2011
1. Battle of Clark's House Marker
Inscription. Near this site on May 1, 1862, Battle of the Henry Clark House occurred. Lt. Col. Rutherford B. Hayes’ 23rd Ohio Vol. Inf. engaged Confederates under Col. Walter Jenifer. Captain Richard B. Foley, commanding the “Flat Top Copperheads,” the “eyes and ears” of area Confederate forces, was severely wounded in action. Forced to retreat, Confederates burned Princeton.
 
Erected 2003 by West Virginia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans and West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 37° 31.785′ N, 81° 6.537′ W. Marker is near Camp Creek, West Virginia, in Mercer County. Marker is on U.S. 19 0.1 miles east of County Highway 19/4. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camp Creek WV 25820, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Jones (approx. 8.4 miles away); McNutt House (approx. 11.2 miles away); Princeton (approx. 11.3 miles away); American Revolution Bicentennial Bell
Battle of Clark's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, April 25, 2011
2. Battle of Clark's House Marker
U.S. Route 19 heads west, crossing I-79 in the near background.
(approx. 11.3 miles away); Richard Blankenship (approx. 11.3 miles away); Battle of Pigeon's Roost (approx. 11.6 miles away); Grandview Park (approx. 13.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. West Virginia in the American Civil War. Listing significant battles, including Clark's House. (Submitted on May 6, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 

2. Flat Top Civil War Activities. Background on "Flat Top Copperheads" action in the area. (Submitted on May 6, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,220 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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