The West Virginia. Cyclopedia
Nimitz, West Virginia
Confederate militia under the command of Alfred Beckley became mired in a bog southwest of Nimitz during the Civil War in 1862. According to historian William Sanders, the troops became frustrated and reticent under his command while stationed here along the Giles, Fayette and Kanawha Turnpike, the road that led between the valley of the New River and Beckleyville, present day Beckley, WV. The troops begrudgingly advanced along the pike to Jumping Branch, where they were disbanded by General John B. Floyd, then major general of the Provisional Army of Virginia.