The 7th Ohio was ordered to secure the Carnifex Ferry across the Gauley River in western Virginia. At Cross Lanes, nearby, a brigade of Virginia troops led by former Virginia governor and U.S. Secretary of War, John Buchanan Floyd, surrounded and scattered the Ohioans in a brief battle. Four hundred men fought their way to safety but the Seventh lost 15 killed, 40 wounded, and around 80 captured. CSA losses were light. (By John Osborne)
"More About Cross Lanes," in Lawrence Wilson, ed., Itinerary of the Seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1864 (New York, The Neale Publishing Company, 1907), pp. 90-101.