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

"Follow Me My Men, Charge!"

 
 
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By TeamOHE, December 22, 2019
1. Follow Me My Men Marker
Inscription.  The Patterson family kept a large cornfield just north of their house. It was in the cornfield that U.S. Colonel John W. Lowe was struck and killed by rebel gunfire while shouting his final order to the men of the 12th Ohio. His death while leading his men into battle made him a hero. He also became the first field grade officer from Ohio to be killed in the Civil War.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 12.65′ N, 80° 56.533′ W. Marker is near Keslers Cross Lanes, West Virginia, in Nicholas County. Marker is on Carnifex Ferry Crossing (County Route 23) one mile south of Summersville Lake Road (West Virginia Route 129), on the right when traveling south. On the grounds of the Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1194 Carnifex Ferry Crossing, 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. The Battle of Carnifex Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Silent Witness (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Patterson House (within shouting distance of
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By TeamOHE, December 22, 2019
2. Follow Me My Men Marker
this marker); Journey's End (within shouting distance of this marker); Friendley Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Thunder (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Gauley (about 700 feet away); A Soldier's Recollection (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keslers Cross Lanes.
 
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By TeamOHE, December 22, 2019
3. Follow Me My Men Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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