Video: From the Burning of Chambersburg to the Battle of Moorefield

Click here to watch the Youtube video… On March 4, 2014, Rick Wolfe presented “From the Burning of Chambersburg to the Battle of Moorefield” at the Tuesday evening lecture in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston. In...

New book: West Virginia in the Civil War by Richard A. Wolfe

West Virginia in the Civil War, a new book by Richard A. Wolfe, has been released by Arcadia Publishing. West Virginia, “Child of the Storm,” was the only state formed as a result of the Civil War. The struggle between eastern and western Virginia over...

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...

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...