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Local re-enactors participate in the Battle of Gettysburg

September 18, 2013 PARKERSBURG — Local Civil War re-enactors are involved in the re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg. more »»

Civil War: Parkersburg played a major role in W.Va.’s birth

September 18, 2013 We have now celebrated our state’s birthday of 150 years ago — in the midst of a horrible Civil War. more »»

Historian’s book explores Stovepipe Johnson's retreat through West Virginia

September 18, 2013 PAKERSBURG — A noted Civil War historian from Parkersburg has written a book about Stovepipe Johnson’s retreat through West Virginia after the Battle of Buffington Island on July 19, 186. more »»

‘Stonewall’ Jackson’s Death Made Headlines in Wheeling

May 31, 2013 Editor's Note: This article is part of an occasional series on the Civil War sesquicentennial provided by members of the Wheeling Civil War 150 Committee. more »»

Union troops land at the Point in Parkersburg

May 22, 2013 The Ohio Militia under Gen. George McClellan landed at the Point in Parkersburg on May 27, 1861. more »»

Burning Springs at center of secessionist enclave

May 22, 2013 BURNING SPRINGS — Burning Springs, 30 miles from Parkersburg, sat in the middle of a strong secessionist enclave, which included parts of Wirt, Calhoun and Roane County. more »»

State has thousands of unclaimed medals

May 22, 2013 CHARLESTON — The state of West Virginia has more than 3,500 unclaimed Civil War medals, according to Greg Carroll, historian for the state Division of Culture and Histor. more »»

Residents’ role in W.Va.’s formation highlighted

May 22, 2013 PARKERSBURG — While the creation of West Virginia took place at conventions in Wheeling, Dave McKain, local historian and director of the Oil and Gas Museum, said several prominent figures in the... more »»

Documents dash city’s claim to ‘Stonewall’ Jackson birth

May 22, 2013 PARKERSBURG —Whatever claim Parkersburg has as the birthplace of famed Confederate Civil War Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson has been put to rest. more »»

Moccasin Rangers spread fear, terror

May 22, 2013 PARKERSBURG — A band of Confederate sympathizers was the scourge of the region during the early years of the Civil War. more »»

Diary details POW prison life

May 22, 2013 On May 9, 1864, the men of Co. A of the 14th W.Va. Regiment participated in the battle of Cloyd’s Mountain — and lost. Sgt. more »»

Fort Boreman key to railroad safety during Civil War

May 22, 2013 PARKERSBURG — A promontory atop a ridgeline overlooking the Baltimore & Ohio Rail line and the Little Kanawha and Ohio rivers, Fort Boreman Hill’s elevation and location provided a strategic vantage... more »»

‘Civil War and Other Tales’

May 12, 2013 As part of the sesquicentennial observance of the Civil War and West Virginia statehood, a "Civil War and Other Tales" historic walking tour of Mount Wood Cemetery in Wheeling will be offered from... more »»

The Second Anniversary Of the U.S. Civil War

April 28, 2013 Editor's Note: This article is part of an occasional series on the Civil War sesquicentennial provided by members of the Wheeling Civil War 150 Committee. Union Gen. more »»

 
 
 

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