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Near Robertsburg in Putnam County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Battle of Atkensonís Gate

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2019
1. Battle of Atkensonís Gate Marker
Inscription.  On September 27, 1862, the 91st Ohio of Col. John Turley, marching from Point Pleasant, learned that Jenkinsí Cavalry was camped near Buffalo. As the Ohioans approached the Confederate position, skirmishing ensued; for four hours. Turleyís men drove back Jenkins. Lacking promised reinforcements, Turley could not exploit the rout and had to withdraw his troops.
 
Erected 2016 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 38.585′ N, 81° 57.462′ W. Marker is near Robertsburg, West Virginia, in Putnam County. Marker is on Charleston Road (West Virginia Route 62) 5.2 miles north of the Kanawha River bridge (West Virginia Route 869), on the left when traveling north. It is south of Robertsburg and north of Buffalo. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22272 Charleston Rd, Buffalo WV 25033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General McCausland (approx. 1.1 miles away); Buffalo Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Buffalo Academy
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By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2019
2. Battle of Atkensonís Gate Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); “Lawnvale” / “Coin” Harvey (approx. 2.2 miles away); Historic Town of Buffalo (approx. 2.2 miles away); Raiders in Buffalo (approx. 2.2 miles away); Indian Village / Excavations (approx. 4.4 miles away); Red House (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Clio entry for this historic site. Excerpt:
The “battle” might better be described as a series of maneuvers and skirmishes as the two forces met along the Kanawha River near Robertsburg, West Virginia. On the day of the battle, Colonel John Turley who had been in Point Pleasant, West Virginia discovered that Jenkins and his Cavalry were not too far away in nearby Buffalo, West Virginia. The two forces met, and fighting ensued for just a few hours. Turley was able to push back Jenkins, but was unable to hold on for the complete victory, and ultimately had to withdraw his troops.
(Submitted on July 29, 2019.) 
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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