Battles & Other Military Operations: 96 battle and campaign summaries.

Sunken Road
Union attack at Sunken Road (Bloody Lane) at the Battle of Antietam

Sketch: Credit – Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Vol. 2

The September 17, 1862 Battle of Antietam would certainly have been representative of battles involving West Virginia troops beyond the borders of our state.

"Theodore Lang, in his book Loyal West Virginia, 1861-1865, called the 7th West Virginia Infantry ‘the banner regiment that served from the State during the war.’ He made that claim based upon the great number of battles in which they participated and the greatest percentage of casualties (killed or wounded)."

At the Battle of Antietam, the Seventh --part of Kimball’s Brigade of French’s Division—fought intensely at the Sunken Road [Bloody Lane] and suffered 145 casualties that day – the bloodiest single day of the entire Civil War.


Preview of Multimedia CD Contents

Overview of the Civil War

Creation of West Virginia

Civil War places in West Virginia

West Virginia Civil War personalities – both Union and Confederate

Civil War battles & other military operations in which West Virginia soldiers participated

West Virginia military units – both Union and Confederate

West Virginia Civil War Soldiers’ Database (Sample)

Civil War era music

Civil War emblems – flags, medals and badges

An extensive bibliography, entitled "For Further Reading"