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In 1892, Coketon Colored School teacher Carrie Williams sued the local school board for equal pay. She was represented by the first African American lawyer in WV, J.R. Clifford, in front of Judge Hoke. Local jury found for her and she won appeal a…
Architect - Frank Pierce MilburnBuilt 1898 - c. 1900The original county seat at St. George was forcibly moved to Parsons at night on August 1, 1893. With the construction of the brick courthouse hopes of the return to St. George were lost forever.…
1861 - 1865Corrick's FordBattleengagement betweenFederal troops underGen. T.A. MorrisandConfederate troops underGen. R.S. Garnett,one mile south,July 13, 1861.Garnett, mortally woundedin this action, was the firstgeneral to fall during the war.
"How gallantly he died in the discharge of his duty."President Jefferson Davis CSA
On July 13, 1861, some 3,500 Confederate soldiers under Gen. Robert S. Garnett crossed Shavers Fork here while chased by Union forces in a desperate bid to stall…
"No shaft of shining marble, newFrom the sculptor's hand we raise for youNo, here we layA boulder drawn from the river-sideWhere brave men battled and bled and died."Karl Myers, Ode to theBattle of Corricks Ford, 1926On US Route 219 above, two mon…
Federal victory at Rich Mountain on July 11, 1861, forced Confederate Gen. Robert S. Garnett's 4,000 troops to retreat from Laurel Hill in Barbour County. Garnett, fearing that his escape route was blocked, struck northeast. His goal was to circle…
"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
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"They have not given me an adequate force. I can do nothing. They have sent me to my death."Gen. Robert S. Garnet CSA
"I have made a very clean sweep of it."Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan USA
Confederate Gen. Robert S. Garnett took command of…
This StoneCommemorates the BattleofCorricks FordFought July 13 - 1861,on Shavers Fork here Gen. RobertS. Garnett fell the first officerkilled in the Civil War
After the Confederate defeat in the Tygarts Valley early in 1861, Gen. R.S. Garnett, the Southern leader, withdrew. Here he was overtaken by Federals under his West Point classmate, Gen. T.A. Morris, his army defeated and himself mortally wounded.