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

The Silent Witness

 
 
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Photographed By Craig Doda, December 22, 2019
1. The Silent Witness Marker
Inscription.  Most of the lumber used for the rebuilding of this well house came from a large white oak tree that uprooted during a windstorm in 2000. The tree grew near the edge of the woods behind the Patterson House and was determined to be approximately 150 years old. From its location the tree witnessed many events, including the battle fought here in 1861. If trees could talk, imagine the stories they might tell.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureHorticulture & ForestryWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 2000.
 
Location. 38° 12.633′ N, 80° 56.533′ W. Marker is in Keslers Cross Lanes, West Virginia, in Nicholas County. Marker is on Carnifex Ferry Crossing (County Route 23), on the left when traveling north. On the grounds of the Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Keslers Cross Lanes WV 26675, 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 (a few steps from this marker); Henry Patterson House (a few steps from this marker); "Follow Me My Men, Charge!" (within
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shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Thunder (within shouting distance of this marker); Friendly Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); Journey's End (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Gauley (about 600 feet away); A Soldier's Recollection (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keslers Cross Lanes.
 
The Silent Witness Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, December 22, 2019
2. The Silent Witness Marker
The Silent Witness Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, December 22, 2019
3. The Silent Witness Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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