Parsons in Tucker County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Corrick's Ford Battle
Federal troops under
Gen. T.A. Morris
Confederate troops under
Gen. R.S. Garnett,
one mile south,
July 13, 1861.
Garnett, mortally wounded
in this action, was the first
general to fall during the war.
Erected 1938 by the State of West Virginia and the Tucker County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1862.
Location. 39° 5.813′ N, 79° 40.805′ W. Marker is in Parsons, West Virginia, in Tucker County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street (U.S. 219) and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling west on 1st Street. Located in front of the County Courthouse. 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. Tucker County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Williams v. Board of Education Case (a few steps from this marker); We Are Free Because You Were Brave! (a few steps from this marker); Tucker County Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 213 1st Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Parsons / Corrick's Ford (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Honor of All Women who Served in the Armed Forces to Preserve America's Freedom (about 400 feet away); In Memory of All Vietnam Veterans (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parsons.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 819 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.