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Last Days of the War Civil War Symposium

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General George Crook

General George Crook

General B.F. Kelley

General B.F. Kelley

Last Days of the War Civil War Symposium – Saturday June 6, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
The Davis Center, Potomac State College, Keyser, West Virginia.

As the days of the Southern Confederacy grew numbered, Rebel fighters scattered through the Potomac Highlands kept up their struggle against Union forces guarding the B&O Railroad. The symposium will focus on these often-overlooked military actions.


Welcome – Joe Gratto
Invocation – Pastor Sally Battling
National Anthem – Ellen McDaniel-Weissler
Living Historian – Gary Carter
Introduction of Speaker – Joe Gratto

Talk: Rick Wolfe – “The Kidnapping of Generals(Crook & Kelley)


Civil War Songs – Ellen McDaniel-Weissler
Introduction of Speaker – Joe Gratto

Captain Jesse McNeill

Captain Jesse McNeill

Talk: Steve French – “Last Gasps of the Highland Rebels

And more… including period music and local artifacts displays. Free & open to the public.

For more information, contact Steve French:



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The Moccasin Rangers

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Civilian War in West Virginia, 1861-1863, by George A. Hall.

This is an evening program held in the West Virginia Archives and History Library on May 12, 2011. George A. Hall provided a lecture on the Moccasin Rangers, a Confederate guerilla unit that operated in central West Virginia.   He is the author of Civilian War in West Virginia: The Moccasin Rangers.

View the lecture on Youtube



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