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Near Keslers Cross Lanes in Nicholas County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp Gauley

 
 
Camp Gauley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 8, 2009
1. Camp Gauley Marker
Inscription. Used in battle reenactments, these log breastworks stand near the site of the original Confederate entrenchments designated by General Floyd as Camp Gauley. The rebel fortifications consisted of several thousand feet of log breastworks, trenches, wooden palisades, and felled trees with sharpened branches. Although lightly manned with less than 2000 troops, Camp Gauley presented a formidable challenge to the Federal troops who had to approach across open ground.
 
Location. 38° 12.542′ N, 80° 56.495′ W. Marker is near Keslers Cross Lanes, West Virginia, in Nicholas County. Marker is at the intersection of Carnifex Ferry Crossing Road and County Route 23, on the right when traveling south on Carnifex Ferry Crossing Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the actual site of the field of battle, and is situated south of the Patterson House, on land that has been turned into a state park in order to preserve and honor the memory of the Civil War Battle of Carnifex Ferry. Perhaps the best course to travel to get to this historical marker is go to the intersection of US 19 and State Route 129 (located just south of Summerville West Virginia), then turn onto State Route 129 and west for about 6.0 miles (turning left/south onto the Carnifex
Camp Gauley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 8, 2009
2. Camp Gauley Marker
View of the historical marker with the recreated Confederate fortifications and battlefield in the background.
Ferry Crossing road)before arriving at the state park. Marker is in this post office area: Keslers Cross Lanes WV 26675, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Patterson House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle of Carnifex Ferry (about 600 feet away); Carnifex Ferry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnefix Ferry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kesslers Cross Lanes (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cross Lanes Battle (approx. 1.8 miles away); Keslers Cross Lanes (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hawks Nest Workers Memorial and Grave Site (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keslers Cross Lanes.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Carnifex Ferry. (Submitted on July 28, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park. This web link was published by the West Virginia, Division of Natural Resources. (Submitted on July 28, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. The Battle of Carnifex Ferry. This web link is provided by he West Virginia Division of Culture and History. (Submitted on July 28, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 965 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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