The Coal River Valley in the Civil War

The History Press publishing company has released a new title, The Coal River Valley in the Civil War by Michael B. Graham. About the book The three rivers that make up the Coal River Valley—Big, Little and Coal—were named by explorer John Peter Salling (or Salley)...

Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era

Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era New biography by the Ohio University Press The wrenching events of the Civil War transformed not only the United States but also the men unexpectedly called on to lead their fellow citizens in this first modern...

New Stonewall Jackson title available September 30, 2014

From the author of the prizewinning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic American hero. Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of...

New book tells story of Confederate raid on Morgantown

Gray Days in Morgantown, by Clyde Cale, Jr. On April 27, 1863, Confederate raiders under the command of General William “Grumble” Jones came to Morgantown in search of supplies and livestock. The raiders were part of a larger force led by Jones and General...

New book: West Virginia in the Civil War by Richard A. Wolfe

West Virginia in the Civil War, a new book by Richard A. Wolfe, has been released by Arcadia Publishing. West Virginia, “Child of the Storm,” was the only state formed as a result of the Civil War. The struggle between eastern and western Virginia over...

New Book on The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad during the Civil War

In 1939, Festus S. Summers wrote The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in the Civil War. Primarily a corporate history of the B&O during the war years, it has remained the only title on the subject for over seven decades! Now there is The War Came by Train. Beginning...