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Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park

Trace the grounds of a key Civil War skirmish. As the Confederates pushed to reclaim the Kanawha Valley, the Union pushed them to retreat back across the river at Carnifex Ferry, solidifying the Union control of this vital strategic stronghold. It paved the way for the creation of West Virginia, since the state split to join the Union while the Confederates were pushed out of the area.