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Saint Albans in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Birkett Davenport Fry

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2019
1. Birkett Davenport Fry Marker
Inscription.  Born June 1822 in Kanawha County, Fry served as a lieutenant in the Mexican War and moved to Alabama prior to the Civil War. Appointed colonel of the 13th Alabama, he was wounded at Seven Pines, Antietam, and Chancellorsville. Wounded and captured in Pickett’s charge at Gettysburg, he was released in 1864 and promoted to general. Died in 1891 and buried in Montgomery, AL.
 
Erected 2017 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 22.673′ N, 81° 48.668′ W. Marker is in Saint Albans, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is at the intersection of Kanawha Terrace and Hudson Street, on the left when traveling east on Kanawha Terrace. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2210 Kanawha Terrace, Saint Albans WV 25177, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bangor Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Albans Archeological Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Morgan Kitchen Museum (approx. 0.7 miles away); George Washington (approx. 0.9 miles
Birkett Davenport Fry Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2019
2. Birkett Davenport Fry Marker
away); Washington's Land (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. Albans Covered Bridge (approx. 1.7 miles away); West Virginia State University (approx. 2½ miles away); Indian Mound / Mounds-Earthworks (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry. “Birkett Davenport Fry (1822–1891) was an adventurer, soldier, lawyer, cotton manufacturer, and a Confederate brigadier general in the American Civil War. A survivor of four battle wounds, he commanded one of the lead brigades during Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg.” (Submitted on August 1, 2019.) 
 
Categories. War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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