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

A Soldier's Recollection

 
 
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By TeamOHE, December 22, 2019
1. A Soldier's Recollection Marker
Inscription.  "We promptly returned the fire, at this time our cannon sent a fearful shot amongst them… Then commenced the fight in earnest. Boom went the cannon of our enemy, the large balls whistling over our heads, our men flat on the ground,… Then came a terrible shot of shell, it burst and fell all around us; The bullets fell like rain whistling and whizzing over our heads and into the logs we lay behind."
Capt. Robert Winn Snead, Co. F, 50th Va Inf. C.S.A.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 12.533′ 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) 1.1 miles 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. Camp Gauley (a few steps from this marker); Old Ferry Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Thunder (about
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By TeamOHE, December 22, 2019
2. A Soldier's Recollection Marker
500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Patterson House (about 600 feet away); Friendley Fire (about 600 feet away); The Silent Witness (about 700 feet away); The Battle of Carnifex Ferry (about 700 feet away); "Follow Me My Men, Charge!" (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. A Soldier's Recollection 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. submitted on January 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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