Jack Mays War: Colonel Andrew Jackson May and the Civil War in Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Tennessee, and Southwest Virginia

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

On Our Own Soil: William Lowther Jackson and the Civil War in West Virginia's Mountains

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)

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

West Virginia and the Civil War: Mountaineers Are Always Free

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 The Mountain State also saw its fair share of battles, skirmishes, raids and guerrilla wa

The Last Confederate General: John C. Vaughn and His East Tennessee Cavalry

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

The Battle of Scary Creek: Military Operations in the Kanawha Valley, April-July 1861

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

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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 Virginia

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