HAUNTED CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELDS
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Carnifex Ferry Other Names: None
Location: Nicholas County
Campaign: Operations in Western Virginia (June-December 1861)
Date(s): September 10, 1861
Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. William S. Rosecrans [US]; Brig. Gen.
John Floyd [CS]
Forces Engaged: Brigades
Estimated Casualties: 250 total
Description: Learning of Col. Erastus Tyler’s rout at Kessler’s Cross
Lanes, Brig. Gen. William S. Rosecrans moved three brigades south from
Clarksburg to support him. On the afternoon of September 10, he advanced
against Brig. Gen. John Floyd’s camps at Carnifex Ferry. Darkness halted
several hours’ fighting. The strength of the Union artillery convinced
Floyd to retreat during the night. Floyd blamed his defeat on his co-commander
Brig. Gen. Henry Wise, contributing to further dissension in the Confederate
Result(s): Union victory.
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 04:51 PM
[size=4]I've had time to make more visits to a lot more Civil War battlefields,since last noted, and it seems the one things all the battlefields and some of the near-by towns is the evidence of "paranormal activity". Things from "solid apparitions", just showing up, vanishing, walking through walls, you just name it.To "voices", minus the bodies, sounds of battle,screams, yells, a lot of which can be understood and whether the last soldier who spoke them wore blue or gray. [/size]
Think this will remove any reference to the previous cited battlefields
Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:27 AM
The site of the 1861 Battle of Scary Creek is along the Kanawha River near St. Albans...where old Teays Valley Road meets US Route 35, just inside the Putnam County border.
In short, this brief skirmish, led under George Patton (and then by Gen. Albert Jenkins after Patton was wounded) was a great and needed victory for the Confederates' morale.
However, the battle was not without its fatalities, and the people in the area were left to hastily bury the fallen soldiers before the summer heat took over.
Three weeks after the battle, the first signs of the area being haunted were reported. Local residents reported hearing the telltale sounds of a battle, so lifelike, that they rushed to the scene, thinking another confrontation was taking place.
Such sounds were reported for years, accompanied by reports of seeing strange lights hovering over the battlefield, and sightings of a Confederate soldier off in the distance. Today, these reports are scant, as the area has grown up considerably in population and commerce. What remains as a reminder are two signs...a concrete one hidden down from the new bridge, erected by the DAC, and one erected by WV's Historical Roadside Markers program.
An account of this battle can also be found in the book The Battle of Scary Creek : Military Operations in the Kanawha Valley, April-July 1861 by Terry Lowry. For more information, see THIS LINK.
And....if there are any reenactors or general public coming to Guyandotte, WV this November for Guyandotte Civil War Days, once again HPIR's Haunted and Historic Guyandotte Tours will be leading FREE haunted history tours of the town's most haunted Civil War era sites. Guyandotte Civil War Days celebrates the November 1861 siege, then burning of this former Union recruitment camp.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:56 AM
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