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Series Title West Virginia: A Film History

Filmmaker Mark Samels

Company West Virginia Humanities Council

Format DVD

Transcript

In 1863, as Union and Confederate armies in western Virginia were locked in a military stalemate, a second war emerged – a war without uniforms or codes of conduct.

Farmers, boys and deserters formed irregular Confederate units with colorful names: the Moccasins, the Black Striped Company, McNeil’s Rangers.

In Logan County, Anderson Hatfield and two of his brothers formed the Logan Wildcats. The Hatfields picked off dozens of Union soldiers including one of their neighbors, Pvt. Harmon McCoy.

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