At the July 14, 2011, Thursday night West Virginia Archives and History genealogy program in the West Virginia State Archives library in Charleston, Ken Hechler, author, his­torian, and political figure, made a presentation on his new book Soldier of the Union, which contains letters written by his grandfather and great uncle during the Civil War. Much of the evening was a question-and-answer session, and Dr. Hechler addressed ques­tions on a variety of activities in his life, ranging from his work as a combat his­torian during World War II to his efforts against mountaintop removal.

Soldier of the Union by Ken Hechler