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

Birkett Davenport Fry

 
 
Birkett Davenport Fry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1822.
 
Location. 38° 22.673′ N, 81° 48.668′ W. Marker is in St. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bangor Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Albans Archeological Site
Birkett Davenport Fry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2019
2. Birkett Davenport Fry Marker
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Morgan Kitchen Museum (approx. 0.7 miles away); George Washington (approx. 0.9 miles away); Washington's Land (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old St. Albans Post Office (approx. 1½ miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 1½ miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Albans.
 
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.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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May. 28, 2022