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

The Corrick House

Corricks Ford Battlefield

 

— Silent Witness to War —

 
The Corrick House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
1. The Corrick House Marker
Inscription.  "We had [the general's] body taken to the house of Mr. Corrick, on the adjacent hill...and the next day we selected Garnett's own ambulance for his remains, which were placed in a box with salt."
Capt. Henry W. Benham USA

In front of you is the home of William and Deborah Corrick. The Corricks settled here by 1830, and built this structure in 1851, with many later alterations. William worked a large farm as Deborah bore 18 children.

Gen. Robert S. Garnett's Confederates fled past the Corrick house on July 13, 1861, with Union troops in pursuit. In a gallant attempt to save his army, Gen. Garnett was shot on the riverbank nearby. Union soldiers tenderly carried his body into this house, which became a makeshift headquarters, hospital, and prison.

"Here lies the body of a youth
(name unknown) who fell
defending his general while his
comrads ran away."

Headboard inscribed by
Lt. F.A. Cather,
2nd West Virginia Infantry USA

Corrick family cemetery. A young Confederate soldier was buried here, but no marker remains.
 
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Marker along the Allegheny Highlands Trail image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
2. Marker along the Allegheny Highlands Trail
War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 5.329′ N, 79° 40.984′ W. Marker is in Parsons, West Virginia, in Tucker County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling east. Located along the Allegheny Highlands Trail of West Virginia, in the Corricks Ford Battlefield Park. 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. Corricks Ford (within shouting distance of this marker); Clash at Corricks Ford (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Corricks Ford Battlefield (about 600 feet away); This Stone Commemorates the Battle of Corricks Ford (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Corrick's Ford (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Corricks Ford Battlefield (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Corricks Ford Battlefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Western Maryland Railway Depot / Parsons Railroad Depot (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parsons.
 
Marker with the Corrick House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
3. Marker with the Corrick House
The house stands on the north side of the road, over the road embankment.
The Corrick House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
4. The Corrick House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,377 times since then and 124 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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