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Sep
29

The Moccasin Rangers

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Civilian War in West Virginia, 1861-1863, by George A. Hall.

This is an evening program held in the West Virginia Archives and History Library on May 12, 2011. George A. Hall provided a lecture on the Moccasin Rangers, a Confederate guerilla unit that operated in central West Virginia.   He is the author of Civilian War in West Virginia: The Moccasin Rangers.

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Sep
29

Soldier of the Union by Ken Hechler

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At the July 14, 2011, Thursday night West Virginia Archives and History genealogy program in the West Virginia State Archives library in Charleston, Ken Hechler, author, his­torian, and political figure, made a presentation on his new book Soldier of the Union, which contains letters written by his grandfather and great uncle during the Civil War. Much of the evening was a question-and-answer session, and Dr. Hechler addressed ques­tions on a variety of activities in his life, ranging from his work as a combat his­torian during World War II to his efforts against mountaintop removal.

Soldier of the Union by Ken Hechler

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At the August 11, 2011, Thursday night Archives and History genealogy program in the West Virginia State Archives library in Charleston, Greg Carroll made a presentation on slaves and free people of color in western Virginia. Carroll noted some of the materials available for research on African Americans in West Virginia but indicated a need to collect more information, such as oral histories.

 

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