Maps Plan of the Battle of Carnifex Ferry, West Virginia.

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Title
Plan of the Battle of Carnifex Ferry, West Virginia.
Summary
Carnifex Ferry is located on the Gauley River east of the town of Gauley Bridge. Floyd's Confederate forces are positioned with their backs to the Gauley River, and the Union is shown attacking chiefly in the center and on the left.
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Created / Published
[1861-1865]
Subject Headings
-  Benham, Henry Washington,--1813-1884
-  Floyd, John B.--(John Buchanan),--1806-1863
-  Hartsuff, George Lucas,--1830-1874
-  Lytle, William Haines,--1826-1863
-  McCook, Robert Latimer,--1827-1862
-  Scammon, Eliakim Parker,--1816-1894
-  Smith, William Sooy,--1830-1916
-  Carnifex Ferry, Battle of, W. Va., 1861--Maps
-  West Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  United States--West Virginia--Carnifex Ferry
-  Carnifex Ferry, Battle of, W. Va
Notes
-  Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a photocopy of this scrapbook image.
-  Relief shown by hachures.
-  The Union forces were fought under Genl. Benham and Capt. Hartsuff and Genl. Scammon. Col. Lytel [sic] with the 10th and 12th Ohio Regts. charged the Rebel position in left centre. Col. Smith, the extreme right of the batteries. Col. Lowe directly in front. Col. McCook extreme left of Enemy's position. Col. Lytel [sic] lost a leg. Col. Lowe was killed. McCook fought from 6 to 9 PM. and all laid on their arms during the night. Floyd evacuated his position during the night, leaving all his tents and camp equipage, wagons, horses, large amount of ammunition, 16 guns and 50 head of cattle. Floyd was wounded in the arm. He retreated with great haste, 15 miles on the Charleston road, thence to the Green River. Benham's command lost most during the battle."--Page caption.
-  This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
-  In the Robert Knox Sneden Scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1 p. 436).
-  Manuscripts
Medium
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 14.5 x 26.5 cm.
Repository
Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00280

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Sneden, Robert Knox. Plan of the Battle of Carnifex Ferry, West Virginia. [to 1865, 1861] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00280. (Accessed February 13, 2016.)

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Sneden, R. K. (1861) Plan of the Battle of Carnifex Ferry, West Virginia. [to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00280.

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Sneden, Robert Knox. Plan of the Battle of Carnifex Ferry, West Virginia. [to 1865, 1861] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00280>.