Friday, August 26, 2011

150 Years Ago -- Cross Lanes

On Monday, August 26, 1861, the Battle of Cross Lanes took place in western Virginia. 

Confederate troops under Brigadier General John Floyd crossed the Gauley River and attacked the 7th Ohio Regiment at Kessler's Cross Lanes.  It was an overwhelming assault that surprised the Federals while they were having breakfast.  It lasted just a few moments before the Federals broke and ran, leaving behind about 40 dead and 100 prisoners.


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