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General and Miscellaneous
American Revolution (see Exploration, Settlement and Conflict)
War of 1812
Mexican War
Civil War (see Civil War)
Spanish-American War
National Guard and Early 20th Century
World War I
World War II
Chuck Yeager
Korean Conflict
Vietnam
21st Century

General and Miscellaneous

Exploration, Settlement and Conflict
West Virginia in the Civil War
West Virginia Adjutant Generals' Papers
"West Virginians Awarded the Medal of Honor"
Veterans Memorial Archives Database
Biographies of West Virginia Veterans
"Hope to See You Soon: A Collection of West Virginia War Letters"
Proclamation of Army Day, by Governor Clarence W. Meadows
"Beach Raid, Parade Mark City Army Day"

War of 1812

Diary of Peter Davis (War of 1812)
Letters, Brigadier General Joel Leftwich to Virginia Governor James Barbour (War of 1812)
Weekly Return of Equipment, Captain John Wilson's company of Virginia Militia (Ms79-20:2:3) (War of 1812)
"Lydia Kimble Graham"
"Pension for War of 1812 Still Being Paid to West Virginian"
"Last Widow of War of 1812 Is Dead at Home Near Franklin"
Death Certificate of Lydia Kimble Graham

Mexican War

Proclamation by the Governor of Virginia (Mexican War)
"West Virginia Soldiers In The War With Mexico"
"Rally! Who Will Volunteer!" (Mexican War)
"The Virginia Regiment" (Mexican War)
Order Announcing Capture of Mexico City (Mexican War)
Order Announcing Victory at Cerro Gordo (Mexican War)
1st Regiment Virginia Volunteers, Daily Signals and Beats (Mexican War)

Spanish-American War

Letter from Camp Lee, Kanawha City, May 12, 1898

Andrew Summers Rowan

History of the 2nd Regiment West Virginia Infantry (Spanish-American War)
"Second Regiment" (Spanish-American War)
"The Tents Arrive And Several Companies Have Already Gone Into Camp" (Spanish-American War)
"The Mingo Company Is Now Part of The Second West Virginia Regiment" (Spanish-American War)
"At Camp Atkinson" (Spanish-American War)
"Flag Presentation" (Spanish-American War)
"Postponed Again" (Spanish-American War)
"Regiment Has Gone" (Spanish-American War)

Robert Edward Cox (Medal of Honor Recipient)
Claud Ashton Jones (Medal of Honor Recipient)

National Guard and Early 20th Century

Establishment of the West Virginia National Guard
"Colonel Eubank Dies Last Night"
Oath for Commissioned Officers of the National Guard: William E. Eubank
West Virginia's Mine Wars
Battle of Blair Mountain Correspondence
Death Certificate of William E. Eubank
"West Virginia National Guard 2nd Regiment" (West Virginia Historical Society Quarterly)
"Soldiers of the New Empire: The Gaujot Brothers of Mingo County, Part One" by Merle T. Cole (West Virginia Historical Society Quarterly)
"Soldiers of the New Empire: The Gaujot Brothers of Mingo County, Part Two" by Merle T. Cole (West Virginia Historical Society Quarterly)
West Virginia National Guard on the U. S. - Mexico border (Time Trail)

World War I

"West Virginia Solons Unite In Approval Of President's Actions In Present Crisis"
House Joint Resolution No. 13

Nitro

Louis Bennett

World War II

"Isolationism and Pacifism: Senator Rush D. Holt and American Foreign Policy" by William E. Coffey (West Virginia History)
USS West Virginia On-Line Exhibit

McDowell Plane Crash

Extract From Diary of George A. Wehrle (D-Day)
"Remembering Normandy"
"'I saw hundreds of boys dying that day. God was with me'"
"Boone Native, D-Day Veteran, Remembered In Alabama"
"Medal of Honor escapes Marion man's D-Day feat"
West Virginia Deaths on D-Day
Hellships of World War II
Remembering Exercise Tiger
The Tiger Death March & Johnson's List
"Senator Harley M. Kilgore and Japan's World War II Business Practices" by Robert F. Maddox (West Virginia History)
"On the Homefront in World War II: Soldier-Scholars at West Virginia State College" by Louis E. Keefer (West Virginia History)

West Virginia Ordnance Works

"Hotels' Service to U. S. During War is Cited"
Junior Spurrier Earns the Medal of Honor (Time Trail)
Sources on Stanley Bender
Japanese Surrender Officially Ends World War II (Time Trail)
"Axis Sally Is Given 10 to 30-Year Term On Treason Charge"
"'Axis Sally' Out After 11 Years"
"Almost Silent 'Axis Sally' Gains Freedom"

Chuck Yeager

Sources on Chuck Yeager
"Yeager Comes Home to Be Honored"
Chuck Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier (Time Trail)

Korean Conflict

National Guard Plane Crash at Charleston (Time Trail)
"List of Dead and Injured" (National Guard Plane Crash)
"19 Area Airmen Killed as C-47 Crashes Near Kanawha Airport "
"Victims Logged Many Hours Over Fatal Hill"
The Chosin Reservoir

Cornelius Charlton

Vietnam

Jimmy G. Stewart Earns Medal of Honor (Time Trail)
"Ex-Middleport Serviceman Killed In Viet" (Jimmy G. Stewart)
Citation for Congressional Medal of Honor: Jimmy G. Stewart
House Resolution For Sgt. Jimmy G. Stewart Bridge
Ted Belcher Earns Medal of Honor (Time Trail)
"A Little Pregnant: The Charleston Gazette's Editorial Response to the Vietnam War, 1963-1965" by Craig Houston (West Virginia History)

21st Century

21st Century Casualties, West Virginia


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West Virginia Archives and History