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10 Sep 1861 Battle of Carnifax Ferry Virginia

 

The battle of Carnifax Ferry, fought on Tuesday, September 10, 1861, in the opening days of the Civil War, may be said to have had a profound influence upon subsequent political and military history in West(ern) Virginia. The little town of Summersville, resting on the old Weston and Gauley Turnpike, was then, as now, the county capital of Nicholas County. Formed in 1818, this county embraced 656 square miles in 1860 and had a population of 4,627, of which only 76 were foreign-born. There were in the county only 154 slaves, and the citizens were only mildly interested in politics and knew nothing of war.

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