Kanawha Valley Campaign Tour / 04sign_scary
Photos by Linda Walcroft
May 2006

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Scary Creek , WV - See below for more information
sign for scary creek old plaque  

Battle of Scary

First Confederate victory in Kanawha Valley fought here on July 17, 1861. Charge of the Rangers under Captain (later General) Jenkins won the day. Whitelaw Reid described the event as a war correspondent with Gen. Cox's Union forces.

Erected by the United Daughters of Confederacy
St. Albans Chapter
Marking the
Battle of Scary
July 17, 1861

Historical Markers at Scary Creek, WV. Here the Confederates pulled back, the Union ran out of ammunition and left, and the Confederates reclaimed the ground, declaring victory.