Battle of White Sulphur SpringsA book review written by Jonathan A. Noyalas on Eric J. Wittenberg’s The Battle of White Sulphur Springs has been published bythe Civil War News.

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During a ceremony on March 2, 2012, at the Bavarian Inn in historic Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Civil War Trust, the nation’s largest battlefield preservation organization, recognized two outstanding advocates for the protection of historic sites with its Chairman’s Awards for Excellence.  One of the awards, presented by the Trust’s chairman, Henry E. Simpson, honored Edward Dunleavy of Shepherdstown, W.Va., for his outstanding work with the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association.

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Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation President Richard A. Wolfe recently wrote a short history of the foundation for The Civil War News.

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12th West Virginia InfantryIn the October 2011 issue The Civil War News, Author/historian John Michael Priest reviews the modern reprint of the History of the 12th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry by William Hewitt.

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The book can purchased at The West Virginia Book Company.

 

My Reminiscences of the Civil WarThe Pocahontas Times has published a review of My Reminiscences of the Civil War with the Stonewall Brigade and the Immortal 600.  These memoirs were written by Captain Alfred Mallory Edgar of the Confederate 27th Virginia Infantry.  Edgar was a native of Greenbrier County and lived much of his life in Pocahontas County.

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ShepherdstownThe historic cement mill property in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, has been purchased by the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission.  This important 18 acre site on the Potomac River is associated with the Battle of Shepherdstown.

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Battle of White Sulphur SpringsThe History Press has released a new title, The Battle of White Sulphur Springs: Averell Fails to Secure West Virginia, by Eric J. Wittenberg.

In August 1863, Union general William Woods Averell led a 600-mile raid culminating in the Battle of White Sulphur Springs in Greenbrier County. Col. George S. Patton, grandfather of the legendary World War II general, met Averell with a dedicated Confederate force. After a fierce two-day battle, Patton defeated Averell, forcing him to retreat.  In his book, Civil War historian Eric J. Wittenberg presents an in-depth analysis of the important battle.

Wittenberg has written more than 15 published books on the Civil War.  Visit his blog at http://civilwarcavalry.com.

The 193-page paperback is $21.99.  It is available at The West Virginia Book Company.

The West Virginia Division of Tourism launched a new website Tuesday dedicated to the role the state played in the Civil War and what it has to offer today.

Tourism Commissioner Betty Carver unveiled www.WVTourism.com/CivilWar. The site features 57 minutes of video about the state divided up into 9 travel regions.

 

Robert E. LeeRick Steelhammer’s article in the Charleston Gazette describes how the Confederate general’s image suffered during the West Virginia campaigns of 1861.

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Western Virginia on the Eve of War
by Dr. Mark A. Snell, Director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at Shepherd University

Read the article that appeared in the Fall 2011 issue of Hallowed Ground magazine produced by the Civil War Trust.

Toward Statehood

1864, Library of Congress