“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Keslers Cross Lanes in Nicholas County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Cross Lanes Battle

Kesslers Cross Lanes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
1. Kesslers Cross Lanes 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° 14.109′ N, 80° 56.141′ W. Marker is in Keslers Cross Lanes, West Virginia, in Nicholas County. Marker is at the intersection of West Virginia Route 129 and Whitewater Road (County Route 9), on the right when traveling south on State Route 129. Touch for map. 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Keslers Cross Lanes (within shouting distance of this marker); Kesslers Cross Lanes (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Battle of Carnifex Ferry (approx. 1.7 miles away); Henry Patterson House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Camp Gauley (approx. 1.8 miles away); Carnefix Ferry (approx. 2 miles away); Carnifex Ferry (approx. 2 miles away); Hawks Nest Workers Memorial and Grave Site (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keslers Cross Lanes.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 312 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on September 5, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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