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  • Harpers Ferry Civil War Campaign

    … of its kind in the South. Three times in the "Civil War":http://www.wvencyclopedia.org … changed hands eight times during the Civil War. The most spectacular of those … capitulation of federal troops in the war. For most of the conflict, …

  • Civil War

    … earnest. By the end of the war, more than 32,000 soldiers … witnessed firsthand the cruelties of civil war. Soldiers from West Virginia … the large battles of the war. Confederate regiments from what is … number of casualties of the war during an attack on a …

  • Abolitionism

    From the 1830s through the "Civil War":http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/ … the movement. The debate quickened as the Civil War approached. In 1857 the town of … North and South, leading the nation ever closer to Civil War. During the Civil

  • Randolph County

    … commercial activity, but the turmoil of the Civil War stunted development. Most Randolph Countians … the Southern cause when the "Civil War":http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/ … Some of the earliest action of the war took place in Randolph County. The …

  • Ravenswood

    … McFarland (1799) on Big Sandy Creek, followed by Lawrence Lane and John Nesselroade. During the "Civil War":http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1193 the Battle of Buffington Island was fought near Ravenswood …

  • Reconstruction

    … and Confederate loyalists during the post-war years. As in all the former … be lost, reabsorbed into Virginia after the war. These concerns were exacerbated by Virginia’ … followed, African-Americans emerged from the Civil War and Reconstruction as second- …

  • Greenbrier River

    … the best known today. During the Civil War, the movement of troops brought the horrors of war to the valley. The 1863 … (now CSX), constructed after the Civil War, parallels the lower section … had its beginnings with pre-Civil War resorts at the mineral …

  • Redeemers

    … Democrat rule in West Virginia after the Civil War. Though Republicans were the Union party … and had controlled West Virginia throughout the war, Democrats remained a force in state … . The Redeemers were hampered by post-war laws restricting the right of ex- …

  • Greenville Saltpeter Cave

    … . Saltpeter was used in the manufacture of gunpowder. The cave was again mined for saltpeter during the Civil War. Unfortunately, the saltpeter section of the cave has been heavily vandalized, and few traces of mining or …

  • Jesse L. Reno

    … . Reno served in a howitzer battery throughout the Mexican War of 1846–48. He twice was promoted for gallant … he was wounded. At the outbreak of the "Civil War":http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1193, Reno was in command of a federal …

  • Alexander Welch Reynolds

    … in the army in the Seminole War, the Mexican War, and in the west. At the outbreak of the "Civil War":http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/ … to the rank of brigadier general. After the war, on the recommendation of fellow West …

  • Battle of Rich Mountain

    … rear-guard action at Corricks Ford, Garnett was shot and killed, the first general to die in the Civil War. The Battle of Rich Mountain was fought July 11, 1861. Despite the relatively small number of troops …

  • Guyandotte

    … Pittsburgh. In 1849, Guyandotte was officially incorporated and its boundaries enlarged. The outbreak of the Civil War saw strong support for the South in Guyandotte, with many residents leaving to fight for …

  • John P. Hale

    … works in North America, supplying the thriving meat-packing center of Cincinnati. At the onset of the Civil War Hale organized an artillery battery for the Confederate Army, which fought at the "Battle of …

  • Romney

    … . With the outbreak of the "French and Indian War":http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/2069 in 1754, … U.S. 50, Romney changed hands during the "Civil War":http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1193 at least 56 times. Most of the …

  • William Starke Rosecrans

    … the Coal River Navigation Company. When the "Civil War":http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1193 erupted, Rosecrans joined Gen. George … . John Fremont relieved Rosecrans, who finished the war in the West. He later served as …

  • Hamlin

    … after the Hamlin Chapel, itself named for Methodist Bishop Leonidas Hamlin. During the Civil War, Hamlin was occupied and traversed by troops … town en route to Point Pleasant. After the war, in 1867, Hamlin was chosen as the county …

  • Saltpeter Mining

    … army. Commercial production continued through the War of 1812 and then fell off … war ended. During the "Civil War":http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/ … by Unionists during the Civil War. Following the war, saltpeter mining was discontinued …

  • Battle of Scary Creek

    … Creek was the site of one of the earliest battles of the "Civil War":http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1193 and one of the first Confederate … grandfather of Gen. George S. Patton of World War II. A near five-hour battle of heavy …

  • Battle of Allegheny Mountain

    … "Pocahontas County":http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1876 was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War’s first year. More than a month after an October 3 battle at Camp Bartow (known as …

  • Charles Henry Ambler

    … Other books, including _Francis H. Pierpont: Union War Governor of Virginia and Father of … Ambler’s interest in the "Civil War":http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/ … Anna Pierpoint Siviter’s _Recollections of War and Peace_ and _Debates and Proceedings …

  • Hancock County

    … in the "French and Indian War":http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/ … in the Union army during the Civil War. The county economy in the late 19th century remained very largely … British on Lake Erie during the War of 1812. By the 1950s, …

  • The Appalachian Trail

    … in West Virginia. Stone foundations seen along the pathway are vestiges of fortifications from the "Civil War":http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1193. Dropping into the state, and passing pits and ditches …

  • John W. M. Appleton

    … and at Harvard. In the "Civil War":http://www.wvencyclopedia. … where, at the end of the war, he served as warden of … records of West Virginia’s Civil War Union veterans and units … in the "Spanish-American War":http://www.wvencyclopedia.org …

  • Harpers Ferry

    … and helped head the country toward war. Because of the town’s strategic … of the Shenandoah Valley, it changed hands many times during the Civil War. In September 1862, Stonewall Jackson … largest surrender of U.S. forces until World War II. After the war

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