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

Cross Lanes Battle

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
1. Cross Lanes Battle Marker
Inscription.  Site of surprise attack by the Confederates under General John B. Floyd on the early morning of Aug. 26, 1861 against Federal troops of the 7th Ohio Inf., led by Colonel E.B. Tyler. The Federal soldiers were badly defeated and scattered. They lost 132 men, including killed and captured. This surprise attack also known as the Battle of Knives and Forks.
 
Erected 2010 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Location. 38° 14.004′ N, 80° 56.078′ W. Marker is in Keslers Cross Lanes, West Virginia, in Nicholas County. Marker is at the intersection of Summersville Lake Road (West Virginia Route 129) and Whitewater Road (County Route 9), on the right when traveling south on Summersville Lake Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5995 Summersville Lake Rd, Keslers Cross Lanes WV 26675, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Keslers Cross Lanes / First County Court (here, next to this marker); Zoar Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Kesslers Cross Lanes (approx. half a mile away); Fight At Ramsey’s Fort
Cross Lanes Battle and Keslers Cross Lanes Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2019
2. Cross Lanes Battle and Keslers Cross Lanes Markers
(approx. ¾ mile away); The Battle of Carnifex Ferry (approx. 1.6 miles away); Henry Patterson House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Camp Gauley (approx. 1.7 miles away); Carnefix Ferry (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keslers Cross Lanes.
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally erected at 38° 14.12′ N, 80° 56.115′ W, at the intersection of Summersville Lake and Whitewater Roads (Routes 129 and 9). It was moved here between 2014 and 2019.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 378 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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