Overview of the Civil War, written by Dr. Mark A. Snell.

This section helps place the entire CD in the larger context of the American Civil War. At the conclusion of his "Overview" article, Dr. Snell comments: "Today the fratricide of the Civil War is symbolized on the grounds of the West Virginia State Capitol, where a statue honoring West Virginia’s Union soldiers stands in silent counterpoint to a statue of Stonewall Jackson."



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Overview of the Civil War

Creation of West Virginia

Civil War places in West Virginia

West Virginia Civil War persons – 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"