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Near Camp Creek in Mercer County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Battle of Clark’s House

 
 
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By Jamie Abel, April 25, 2011
1. Battle of Clark's House Marker
Inscription.  Near this site on May 1, 1862, Battle of the Henry Clark House occurred. Lt. Col. Rutherford B. Hayes’ 23rd Ohio Vol. Inf. engaged Confederates under Col. Walter Jenifer. Captain Richard B. Foley, commanding the “Flat Top Copperheads,” the “eyes and ears” of area Confederate forces, was severely wounded in action. Forced to retreat, Confederates burned Princeton.
 
Erected 2003 by West Virginia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans and West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #19 Rutherford B. Hayes, the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists.
 
Location. 37° 31.785′ N, 81° 6.537′ W. Marker is near Camp Creek, West Virginia, in Mercer County. Marker is on U.S. 19 0.1 miles east of County Highway 19/4. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camp Creek WV 25820, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured
Battle of Clark's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, April 25, 2011
2. Battle of Clark's House Marker
U.S. Route 19 heads west, crossing I-79 in the near background.
as the crow flies. Bluestone River (approx. 5½ miles away); Bluestone National Scenic River (approx. 5½ miles away); a different marker also named Bluestone River (approx. 6 miles away); Mercer County / Summers County (approx. 7.7 miles away); Neely "Plantation" (approx. 7.8 miles away); Mercer Salt Works (approx. 7.8 miles away); Farley's Fort / Thomas Farley (approx. 7.8 miles away); Jordan's Chapel (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. West Virginia in the American Civil War. Listing significant battles, including Clark's House. (Submitted on May 6, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 

2. Flat Top Civil War Activities. Background on "Flat Top Copperheads" action in the area. (Submitted on May 6, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,879 times since then and 248 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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