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New book on Belle Boyd

A new book on Confederate spy Belle Boyd has recently been released. Belle Boyd: The Rebel Spy is the first serious non-fiction account of her life in 34 years. Belle Boyd was from Martinsburg, Virginia (West Virginia) and considered the most notorious and...

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Help Save 4 Battlefields in West Virginia and Virginia

The Civil War Trust now has the opportunity to save 243 acres at four battlefields in Virginia and West Virginia. We are saving a vital tract at the heart of the Cedar Creek battlefield in Virginia, as well as additional acres at another Virginia battlefield, New...

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French honored by Hagerstown Civil War Round Table

The Hagerstown Civil War Round Table presented Steven C. French with its 2016 Henry Kyd Douglas Award. French, a former middle-school teacher, is the author of “Imboden’s Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign” (2008), which was recognized with three prestigious awards;...

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West Virginia History: An Open Access Reader

West Virginia History: An Open Access Reader West Virginia University Libraries Kevin Barksdale (Marshall University) and Ken Fones-Wolf (West Virginia University) assembled this collection of essays, mostly from the journal they edit, West...

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Battle of Scary Creek monument moved, rededicated

On July 18, 2015, the United Daughters of the Confederacy held a rededication ceremony for the Battle of Scary Creek monument, located along the Kanawha River near St. Albans, West Virginia.  The monument was relocated to a more accessible location on the opposite...

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History App Created by Marshall Professor

Clio not only directs users to historical sites using global positioning system on smartphones, it also provides a brief explanation and includes photos, links and other artifacts to expand knowledge of each site. Read the entire article in the Charleston Gazette.......

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Preservation of Shepherdstown Battlefield Land Celebrated

On Sunday afternoon, November 16, a sign was erected and dedicated to commemorate the purchase and preservation of two properties totaling 2.2 acres on the site of the 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown. The properties are contiguous to the historic Cement Mill property...

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Shepherdstown Battlefield Special Resource Study

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National Park Service News Release National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on the Shepherdstown Battlefield Special Resource Study/Boundary Study/Environmental Assessment WASHINGTON - Today, the National Park Service (NPS) released the...

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Help Save 13 acres at Harper’s Ferry

Harpers Ferry is one of the most historic places in the United States. In 1783, Thomas Jefferson stood in awe of its beauty. Abolitionist John Brown raided the U.S. arsenal at Harpers Ferry in 1859, only to be captured by U.S. Marines led by Col. Robert E. Lee and Lt....

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Shepherdstown Battlefield Updates

The Civil War Trust has negotiated to purchase a property on the Shepherdstown Battlefield and has asked for the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association's (SBPA) help in funding the purchase. The property, with a house, is 1.6 acres and contiguous to the...

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Help Save Cool Spring Battlefield

You can help save 924 acres of core battlefield at Cool Springs, Virginia, where 5000 troops of General George Crook's Army of West Virginia fought against a force of 8000 Confederates on July 18, 1864. (Casualties:  Federal 422, Confederate 397)  Several West...

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150th Anniversary, Battle of Droop Mountain

November 6, 2013, marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Droop Mountain. Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park Superintendent Michael Smith did a great job in organizing a wonderful ceremony to dedicate a new monument to the soldiers killed or died of wounds...

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