News and Features

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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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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