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Historical Markers in Keslers Cross Lanes, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Nicholas County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Nicholas County, WV (44) Braxton County, WV (14) Clay County, WV (11) Fayette County, WV (113) Greenbrier County, WV (70) Kanawha County, WV (165) Webster County, WV (18)  NicholasCounty(44) Nicholas County (44)  BraxtonCounty(14) Braxton County (14)  ClayCounty(11) Clay County (11)  FayetteCounty(113) Fayette County (113)  GreenbrierCounty(70) Greenbrier County (70)  KanawhaCounty(165) Kanawha County (165)  WebsterCounty(18) Webster County (18)
Summersville is the county seat for Nicholas County
Keslers Cross Lanes is in Nicholas County
      Nicholas County (44)  
ADJACENT TO NICHOLAS COUNTY
      Braxton County (14)  
      Clay County (11)  
      Fayette County (113)  
      Greenbrier County (70)  
      Kanawha County (165)  
      Webster County (18)  
 
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1West Virginia (Nicholas County), Keslers Cross Lanes — "Follow Me My Men, Charge!"
The Patterson family kept a large cornfield just north of their house. It was in the cornfield that U.S. Colonel John W. Lowe was struck and killed by rebel gunfire while shouting his final order to the men of the 12th Ohio. His death while . . . Map (db m164998) HM
2West Virginia (Nicholas County), Keslers Cross Lanes — A Soldier's Recollection
"We promptly returned the fire, at this time our cannon sent a fearful shot amongst them… Then commenced the fight in earnest. Boom went the cannon of our enemy, the large balls whistling over our heads, our men flat on the ground,… Then came a . . . Map (db m165006) HM
3West Virginia (Nicholas County), Keslers Cross Lanes — Artillery Thunder
This knoll is believed to be one of the Northern artillery positions. With possibly as many as seven artillery pieces each, the two armies engaged in a fierce bombardment for several hours. The blasts were heard as far away as Summersville. Although . . . Map (db m146330) HM
4West Virginia (Nicholas County), Keslers Cross Lanes — Camp Gauley
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, . . . Map (db m21188) HM
5West Virginia (Nicholas County), Keslers Cross Lanes — Carnefix Ferry
The Civil War battle fought here on September 10, 1861 was named by the Union army after a nearby river ferry. Even though it was over a mile downstream, the ferry was the closest well-known landmark. Constructed by William Carnefix in the early . . . Map (db m20845) HM
6West Virginia (Nicholas County), Keslers Cross Lanes — Carnifex Ferry
Scene of battle, Sept. 10, 1861, between Federal army of Gen. W.S. Rosecrans and Confederate army of Gen. John B. Floyd. Engagement followed defeat of Federals at Cross Lanes, Aug. 26, 1861. State acquired site, Oct. 29, 1935.Map (db m169492) HM
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7West Virginia (Nicholas County), Keslers Cross Lanes — Cross Lanes Battle
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 . . . Map (db m76621) HM
8West Virginia (Nicholas County), Keslers Cross Lanes — Friendly Fire
Late in the afternoon, as part of an attempt to make a coordinated attack on the Rebel line, several Federal units under the command of Col. William S. Smith were ordered deep into this ravine known as Pierson Hollow. The plan was called off though . . . Map (db m169490) HM
9West Virginia (Nicholas County), Keslers Cross Lanes — Henry Patterson House
Built in the 1850's by Mr. Patterson, this house was caught between opposing armies during the Battle of Carnifex Ferry.Map (db m20864) HM
10West Virginia (Nicholas County), Keslers Cross Lanes — Journey's End
Granville Blevens of Grayson county, Virginia, joined the Confederate Army with his brother, Haywood, and some friends on 5/29/1861 at Wytheville, Virginia. Like many other soldiers, both North and South, Granville died of sickness. He was buried . . . Map (db m164999) HM
11West Virginia (Nicholas County), Keslers Cross Lanes — Keslers Cross Lanes / First County Court
Keslers Cross Lanes. Here at the crossroads was an area of early settlement and growth. In 1854 Fred Kessler & John Vaughan opened store; Vaughan appointed postmaster. Site of first meeting of Nicholas County Court; significant Civil War . . . Map (db m76618) HM
12West Virginia (Nicholas County), Keslers Cross Lanes — Kesslers Cross Lanes"Battle of Knives and Forks"
In 1861, both Union and Confederate forces vied for control of Western Virginia. By July, Union Gen. Jacob D. Cox had driven Confederate Gen. Henry A Wise’s army out of the Kanawha Valley and was advancing east on the James River and Kanawha . . . Map (db m59197) HM
13West Virginia (Nicholas County), Keslers Cross Lanes — Old Ferry Road
This sunken pathway is a remnant of the old Carnifex Ferry road. The road was an important travel route before the Civil war and into the early 1900's. Under the cover of darkness, the Confederate army was able to retreat on this narrow trace . . . Map (db m165005) HM
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14West Virginia (Nicholas County), Keslers Cross Lanes — The Battle of Carnifex Ferry
Seeking to gain a foothold in Western Virginia from which to conduct military operations, Gen. John B. Floyd, C.S.A. with approx. 1,800 troops established Camp Gauley here on the Patterson Farm about one mile from Carnifex Ferry. Gen. William . . . Map (db m20876) HM
15West Virginia (Nicholas County), Keslers Cross Lanes — The Silent Witness
Most of the lumber used for the rebuilding of this well house came from a large white oak tree that uprooted during a windstorm in 2000. The tree grew near the edge of the woods behind the Patterson House and was determined to be . . . Map (db m165002) HM
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022