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

Fight At Ramsey’s Fort

 
 
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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.
 
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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kesslers Cross Lanes (approx. ¼ mile away); Keslers Cross Lanes / First County Court (approx. ¾ mile away); Cross Lanes Battle (approx. ¾ mile away); Zoar Baptist Church (approx.
Fight At Ramsey’s Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
2. Fight At Ramsey’s Fort Marker
0.9 miles away); The Battle of Carnifex Ferry (approx. one mile away); Henry Patterson House (approx. one mile away); Camp Gauley (approx. 1.1 miles away); Carnefix Ferry (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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