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Corrick's Ford Markers
West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Corricks Ford
This Stone Commemorates the Battle of Corricks FordFought July 13 - 1861, on Shavers Fork here Gen. Robert S. Garnett fell the first officer killed in the Civil War — Map (db m23653) HM
West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Corrick's Ford
After the Confederate defeat in the Tygarts Valley early in 1861, Gen. R.S. Garnett, the Southern leader, withdrew. Here he was overtaken by Federals under his West Point classmate, Gen. T.A. Morris, his army defeated and himself mortally wounded. — Map (db m23646) HM
West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Corricks Ford Battlefield Tale of the Monuments
"No shaft of shining marble, new From the sculptor's hand we raise for you No, here we lay A boulder drawn from the river-side Where brave men battled and bled and died." Karl Myers, Ode to the Battle of Corricks Ford, 1926 On US Route . . . — Map (db m23766) HM
West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Corricks Ford Battlefield First to Fall General Garnett at Corricks Ford —
"How gallantly he died in the discharge of his duty." President Jefferson Davis CSA On July 13, 1861, some 3,500 Confederate soldiers under Gen. Robert S. Garnett crossed Shavers Fork here while chased by Union forces in a desperate bid to . . . — Map (db m23769) HM
West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — The Corrick House Corricks Ford Battlefield Silent Witness to War —
"We had [the general's] body taken to the house of Mr. Corrick, on the adjacent hill...and the next day we selected Garnett's own ambulance for his remains, which were placed in a box with salt." Capt. Henry W. Benham USA In front of you is . . . — Map (db m23729) HM
West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Corricks Ford Battlefield Death of a General and Birth of a State
"They have not given me an adequate force. I can do nothing. They have sent me to my death." Gen. Robert S. Garnet CSA "I have made a very clean sweep of it." Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan USA Confederate Gen. Robert S. . . . — Map (db m23654) HM
West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Parsons / Corrick's Ford
(South Side): John Crouch, pioneer settler, established "tomahawk rights" here in 1766, but the town was not incorporated until 1893. Here Shavers Fork and Blackwater unite to form the Cheat River. Hu Maxwell, the historian, lived near. . . . — Map (db m23641) HM
West Virginia (Tucker County), Parsons — Corrick's Ford Battle
1861 - 1865 Corrick's Ford Battle engagement between Federal troops under Gen. T.A. Morris and Confederate troops under Gen. R.S. Garnett, one mile south, July 13, 1861. Garnett, mortally wounded in this action, was the first general to . . . — Map (db m33621) HM

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