Jack Mays War: Colonel Andrew Jackson May and the Civil War in Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Tennessee, and Southwest Virginia10 July 2020 | By Robert Perry | Filed in: cw west va.
Historians usually assume that the battles fought in Southwestern Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, and Eastern Tennessee played an insignificant role in the outcome of the Civil War This book challenges that assumption Focusing on the career of Colonel Andrew Jackson May, for whom the defense of the re
Between 1861 and 1865 than 60,000 warriors of the Blue and Grey traversed Greenbrier County A careful review of the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, published by the United States Government years after the war, reveals than 1,400 pages of letters, orders, dispatches and othe
Judge William Lowther Jackson, of Parkersburg, was a brigadier general in the Confederate army, commanding the Nineteenth and Twentieth Virginia cavalries The most fascinating aspect of this Civil War hero is the almost complete erasure of his name from most historical annals On Our Own Soil hopes
The Battle of White Sulphur Springs: Averell Fails to Secure West Virginia (The History Press) (Civil War Sesquicentennial)10 July 2020 | By Eric J. Wittenberg | Filed in: cw west va.
Though West Virginia was founded for the purpose of remaining loyal to the Union, severing ties with Virginia, home of the capital of the Confederacy, would prove difficult West Virginia s fate would be tested on its battlegrounds In August 1863, Union general William Woods Averell led a six hundr
The only state born as a result of the Civil War, West Virginia was the most divided state in the nation About forty thousand of its residents served in the combatant forces about twenty thousand on each side n nThe Mountain State also saw its fair share of battles, skirmishes, raids and guerrilla w
A truly gripping account of Confederate Cavalry Commander W E Grumble Jones and his brigade of Virginians during the East Tennessee Campaign of 1863 and the Operations of Cumberland Gap in 1864 This brigade was composed of the 8th and 21st Virginia Cavalry Regiments and the 27th, 34th, 36th and
John Crawford Vaughn was one of the most famous men in Tennessee in the mid nineteenth century He was the first man to raise an infantry regiment in the state and one of the very last Confederate generals to surrender History has not been kind to Vaughn, who finally emerges from the shadows in th
It was a deed of insignificant affair, but we exaggerated it into a deed of great valor and importance With West Virginia s rugged terrain, the entire area precluded any successful military operations of any size, so the small affairs that did occur, especially those of the Kanawha Valley, are ov
General William Averell s famed raid into West Virginia, and his clash with General John Echols 302 pages with index List all casualties and wounded men Numerous photographs of the Marlinton Hiilsboro area published for the first time The only book ever written exclusively on this battle.
The Jones-Imboden Raid: The Confederate Attempt to Destroy the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and Retake West Virginia10 July 2020 | By Darrell L. Collins | Filed in: cw west va.
When Virginia seceded from the United States in 1861, its western counties showed very little popular support for the Confederacy, and loyalist bands of bushwhackers, partisans and guerillas drove most Southern sympathizers from the region Most inconvenient for the Confederacy was the fact that the