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Battle at Carnifex Ferry

Battle at Carnifex Ferry, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield, Nicholas County

Following the Battle of Carnifex Ferry, rebel soldiers retreated across the Gauley River under the cover of darkness. The battleground is preserved at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield, near Summersville, West Virginia, in Nicholas County.

Read also: Five little-known facts about rafting the Gauley River

1838 showing Gauley River in south-central West Virginia

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