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Parsons in Tucker County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Corrick's Ford

 
 
Corrick's Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
1. Corrick's Ford Marker
Inscription.  After the Confederate defeat in the Tygarts Valley early in 1861, Gen. R.S. Garnett, the Southern leader, withdrew. Here he was overtaken by Federals under his West Point classmate, Gen. T.A. Morris, his army defeated and himself mortally wounded.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 5.288′ N, 79° 41.11′ W. Marker is in Parsons, West Virginia, in Tucker County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parsons WV 26287, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Stone Commemorates the Battle of Corricks Ford (here, next to this marker); Corricks Ford Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Corricks Ford Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Corricks Ford (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Corrick House
Corrick's Ford Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
2. Corrick's Ford Markers
(about 600 feet away); Clash at Corricks Ford (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Corricks Ford Battlefield (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Western Maryland Railway Depot / Parsons Railroad Depot (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parsons.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Corrick's Ford. Overview of the battle. (Submitted on October 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Corrick's Ford image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
3. Corrick's Ford
Looking from the marker location toward the area of Corrick's Ford over Shavers Fork. The gray area on the near side bank is actually a modern embankment to reduce erosion. Below the marker location on the road runs the Allegheny Highlands Trail, an old railroad bed that crosses through next the river. The beside the trail is a marker further explaining the battle. The railroad line dated to the early 20th century, and did not factor into the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 909 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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