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Near Kesslers Cross Lanes in Nicholas County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Fight At Ramsey’s Fort

 
 
Fight At Ramsey’s Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
1. Fight At Ramsey’s Fort Marker
Inscription.  Ramsey’s Fort was a small Union garrison located on a hill west of Kessler’s Cross Lanes during the Civil War that was named for the commander of the local militia, Capt. J.R. Ramsey. A large number of Confederates with Thurmond’s Partisan Rangers attacked the fort on August 1, 1864, and forced the outnumbered defenders to surrender themselves and the fort's stores.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 1, 1864.
 
Location. 38° 13.353′ N, 80° 55.921′ W. Marker is near Kesslers Cross Lanes, West Virginia, in Nicholas County. Marker is on Summersville Lake Road just west of Carnifex Ferry Crossing Road (County Route 23), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Summersville WV 26651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kesslers Cross Lanes (approx. ¼ mile away); Keslers Cross Lanes / First County Court
Fight At Ramsey’s Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
2. Fight At Ramsey’s Fort Marker
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Cross Lanes Battle (approx. ¾ mile away); Zoar Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Journey's End (approx. one mile away); Friendly Fire (approx. one mile away); "Follow Me My Men, Charge!" (approx. one mile away); The Battle of Carnifex Ferry (approx. one mile away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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May. 28, 2022