Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park Maps

Summersville, Nicholas County, West Virginia

Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park Description

Nestled on the rim of the Gauley River Canyon near Summersville, West Virginia, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park is an important Civil War battle site. On September 10, 1861 Union troops led by Brigadier General William S. Rosecrans engaged the Confederates and forced them to evacuate an entrenched position on the Henry Patterson Farm which overlooked Carnifex Ferry. The Confederate commander, Brigadier General John B. Floyd retreated across the ferry to the south side of the Gauley River a

Coordinates
: 38.213; -80.939
Area
: 156 acres (0.63 km²)
Official Link
: Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park

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