The Corrick House

The Corrick House (HMFPQ)

Location: Parsons, WV 26287 Tucker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 5.329', W 79° 40.984'

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Corricks Ford Battlefield

— Silent Witness to War —

"We had [the general's] body taken to the house of Mr. Corrick, on the adjacent hill...and the next day we selected Garnett's own ambulance for his remains, which were placed in a box with salt."
Capt. Henry W. Benham USA

In front of you is the home of William and Deborah Corrick. The Corricks settled here by 1830, and built this structure in 1851, with many later alterations. William worked a large farm as Deborah bore 18 children.

Gen. Robert S. Garnett's Confederates fled past the Corrick house on July 13, 1861, with Union troops in pursuit. In a gallant attempt to save his army, Gen. Garnett was shot on the riverbank nearby. Union soldiers tenderly carried his body into this house, which became a makeshift headquarters, hospital, and prison.

"Here lies the body of a youth
(name unknown) who fell
defending his general while his
comrads ran away."

Headboard inscribed by
Lt. F.A. Cather,
2nd West Virginia Infantry USA

Corrick family cemetery. A young Confederate soldier was buried here, but no marker remains.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 7:47pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 613894 N 4327458
Decimal Degrees39.08881667, -79.68306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.329', W 79° 40.984'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 19.74" N, 79° 40' 59.04" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 149 Water Plant Rd, Parsons WV 26287, US
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