Tag Archives: West Virginia

Lew Wallace Secures the B&O– For the First Time (Pt. 2)

Part 1 is available here. It was a busy June for Lew Wallace. He and his 11th Indiana Zouaves had been posted at Cumberland, Maryland to guard the vital Baltimore & Ohio Railroad bridges across the Potomac River. Their raid … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: Huntington, West Virginia

Traveling through West Virginia anytime soon? Consider making a stop for the afternoon and see what Huntington has to offer. On a recent run through the state, our team spent a beautiful afternoon exploring and enjoying town. 

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Saving History Saturday: Historic West Virginia Family Cemetery To Be Restored

Nestled near the historic communities of Leetown and Kearneysville, West Virginia, sits an old family cemetery. If you are familiar with some of the counties in the Eastern Panhandle, such as Jefferson and Berkeley, you know the area is scattered … Continue reading

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Railroads: Crossing An Ankle-Deep Obstacle

ECW welcomes back guest author Jon-Erik M. Gilot The Civil War has no shortage of exciting and heartrending stories involving railroads. Stonewall Jackson’s masterful overland transfer of looted B&O locomotive and rail cars from Martinsburg to Strasburg in the early … Continue reading

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Civil War Echoes: Pearl Harbor

Today 75 years ago the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, catapulting the United States into World War II – a conflict that turned out to be the country’s bloodiest save for the Civil War. Many of the U.S. ships in Pearl … Continue reading

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1860’s Politics: “Like a Burning Bush”: Jefferson County, (West) Virginia’s First Postwar Election(s)

Still to this day, despite the issue supposedly being settled by the Supreme Court 145 years ago, the debate lingers among some–should Jefferson County be in Virginia or West Virginia? Look at a modern map, and you’ll clearly find the … Continue reading

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A historian’s stroll across Camp Allegheny

By Bethany Canfield Camp Allegheny rests inside the Monongahela National Forest (MNF) amidst the Potomac Highlands of Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Most visitors to the area are not aware of this resource, one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields.  … Continue reading

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