News and Features

West Virginia Exhibit at the B&O Railroad Museum

The year 1863 and West Virginia are featured at the B&O Railroad Museum’s exhibit “The War came By Train,” a five-year exhibition of railroad equipment and artifacts that changes annually during the sesquicentennial. West Virginia’s statehood — June 20, 1863 — is...

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Woman arrested serving as Union soldier

by Rick Steelhammer, for the Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- For some Civil War soldiers, the motivation for enlisting had as much to do with satisfying a sense of adventure and helping to shape history as it did with patriotism and regional pride. Such was...

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Book Review of the 12th West Virginia Infantry Regimental

In the October 2011 issue The Civil War News, Author/historian John Michael Priest reviews the modern reprint of the History of the 12th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry by William Hewitt. Click here to read the review.... The book can purchased at The West Virginia...

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Pocahontas Times Review of Captain Edgar Reminiscences

The Pocahontas Times has published a review of My Reminiscences of the Civil War with the Stonewall Brigade and the Immortal 600.  These memoirs were written by Captain Alfred Mallory Edgar of the Confederate 27th Virginia Infantry.  Edgar was a native of Greenbrier...

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Toward Statehood

Western Virginia on the Eve of War by Dr. Mark A. Snell, Director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at Shepherd University Read the article that appeared in the Fall 2011 issue of Hallowed Ground magazine produced by the Civil War...

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