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

Friendley Fire

 
 
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By TeamOHE, December 22, 2019
1. Friendley Fire Marker
Inscription.  Late in the afternoon, as part of an attempt to make a coordinated attack on the Rebel line, several Federal units under the command of Col. William S. Smith were ordered deep into this ravine known as Pierson Hollow. The plan was called off though because of the fading daylight. Confused, tired, and traveling in darkness while in the thick woods, members of the 13th and 23rd Ohio mistakenly fired upon the 28th Ohio. Two soldiers were killed and some 30 men wounded.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 12.633′ N, 80° 56.483′ 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, on the left 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. Henry Patterson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Thunder (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Carnifex Ferry
Friendley Fire Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 22, 2019
2. Friendley Fire Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Silent Witness (within shouting distance of this marker); "Follow Me My Men, Charge!" (within shouting distance of this marker); Journey's End (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Gauley (about 600 feet away); A Soldier's Recollection (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keslers Cross Lanes.
 
Friendley Fire Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 22, 2019
3. Friendley Fire Marker
Friendley Fire Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 22, 2019
4. Friendley Fire Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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