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West Virginians and the Military

The West Virginians and the Military exhibit was on display in the Archives and History Photo Gallery between March and June 2015.


Photograph, Soldiers in front of buildings at Camp Willey on Wheeling Island, Wheeling, 1862. Charles Jerome Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Commander T. Joseph Lopez, USS Stump, a native of Powellton, WV, who was later promoted to admiral. USS Stump Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Chuck Yeager, wearing flight gear, on the wing of a P-51 Mustang aircraft. Marshall University Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Uniformed pickets standing guard with guns, probably in Fayette County or surrounding area, 1862. William C. Forbes Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Army motorcycle and sidecar, circa WWI. Jack Feller Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Soldier with West Virginia National Guard standing before a small tent, he holds a bayonetted rifle, butt to the ground, circa 1900. Jim Costa Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Governor Clarence Meadows signing Army Day proclamation, with Lt. Col. George Rochman and Col. Nelson Diggley III, April 6, 1948. Clarence Meadows Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, (left to right) Secretary of the Army Stephen Ailes and Deputy Secretary of Defense Cyrus Vance (both West Virginians) being sworn in by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamera, 1964. Paul Martin Collection, West Virginia State Archives Collection
Photograph, Confederate General Robert E. Lee astride Traveller, a horse bred in Greenbrier County. West Virginia State Archives
Engraving, General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, One of these men is believed to be Jackson Arnold, participating in the Spanish-American War, circa 1898-1899. Bergin Skidmore Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Parade of World War I inductees leaving Parsons for Camp Lee, September 1917. Jane Barb Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Company M, West Virginia National Guard, Terra Alta, circa 1909. Mrs. James Hamner Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, USS West Virginia burning in foreground after Pearl Harbor attack while a small boat from USS Oklahoma rescues a seaman blown into the water, December 7, 1941. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Explosives Plant "C", Area B, General view of sulphuric acid plant, Nitro, December 6, 1918. William Wintz Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Three types of Civil War medals issued by West Virginia, including honorably discharged, died of wounds, and killed in action. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Sergeant Jack Vandevender, Tech Sergeant James Guthrie, and Sergeant James Keeler during Exercise Southern Pines at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, August 1951, before being called to active duty for twenty-one months during the Korean War. James Guthrie Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Unidentified African American in uniform, McDowell County, WWII era. Jean Battlo Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, West Virginia State College Army Specialized Training Program final class of students, Institute, 1944. West Virginia State College Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Soldier on left Melvin Phillips (1874-1920) with unidentified man on right in Spanish-American War, circa 1898. Jenneve Hamilton Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Canteen women and soldiers playing cards, Wheeling, circa 1943. Oglebay Institute Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps recruiters at Stone & Thomas Department Store, Wheeling, between 15 May 1942 and 1 July 1943. Oglebay Institute Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Nathan Goff in Civil War uniform. Harrison County Historical Society Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Men leaving Sistersville for World War I, 1918. Glen Wells Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Four WWI soldiers including Homer Holt, second from left, who later served as governor. Julia Holt Coyle Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Dale Hershberger receiving Purple Heart during Vietnam War. Cathy Miller Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Engraving, Fight at Philippi, Virginia, June 3, 1861. United States troops were under command of Colonel Dumont, supported by Colonels Kelley and Landers, the Confederates under Colonel Porterfield. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, VJ Day Follansbee sailors - back row Al Dalassio, John Destefano, Mario Destefano, John Sissini, Paul Tomaselli, Jim Palma, Nickie Martino; center Nemo Perito, Tommy Martino, Libby Orsini, John Bonaventura, Americo Tate; kneeling Umbert Ciccolella, Nick Perna, 1945. Larry Iafrate Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Crowd gathered to listen to a speaker at a Victory Bond drive, Follansbee, 1943. Jim Mirasola Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Confederate General Albert Gallatin Jenkins. Library of Congress Collection
Photograph, Workers shaping a massive piece of armor at the Naval Ordinance Plant in South Charleston, early 1940s. Bill Kelley Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Ray Lambert and Carl Woods posing on artillery piece, WWI era. Manoka Woods Cox Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, (L to R) General Charles Ralph Fox; Lt. General Mao Pang Su, Deputy, Chinese Air Force; General Ho Ying Chin, number two under Chaing Kai-Shek, appointed to the United Nations, who was the guest of General Fox in Charleston. At far right is Charleston Mayor Andrews. General Charles Fox Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, James W. Ball and other troops in front of a camp tent, Spanish-American War, circa 1898-1899. Virginia Bly Hoover Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Upshur County draft group on courthouse steps, Buckhannon, headed to Camp Lee, September 3, 1918. Lemoyne Wolfe Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Captain Dayton C. Casto displaying the nose art on his P-47 fighter, "West 'By God' Virginia", part of the 375th Fighter Squadron, January 1944. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Wrene Smith at thirty-eighth parallel, Korea, circa 1951. Robert Smith Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Company L, 150th Infantry, 38th Infantry marching in parade, Parkersburg, 1940. Photo by Davies Studio, Parkersburg. Robert Smith Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, World War II scrap metal drive, Troop 146, St. Albans. Scout holding buckets at center right is Bob Barnette, later St. Albans police chief. W. Joseph Wyatt Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Men of Company J, First Regiment, West Virginia National Guard of Fairmont. Pvt. Crim, Pvt. Satterfield, Pvt. Robinson, Sgt. Carpenter, Cpl. Sherrard in Tomsburg, Kanawha County, 1912. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, World War I mobilization from Morgantown, 1917. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, “Victory tank” on display in Morgantown, 1919. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Second West Virginia Regiment in the Spanish-American War, 1898. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Lieutenant Colonel Ruby Bradley of Spencer sightseeing in Korea, circa 1952. Ruby Bradley Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Dorothy Lamour at a WWII war bond rally on Capitol Street, Charleston. Photograph: Malcolm R. Mathews Jr. Malcolm R. Mathews Jr. Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Actress Greer Garson appearing at a WWII war bond gathering at Laidley Field in Charleston. Photograph: Malcolm R. Mathews Jr. Malcolm R. Mathews Jr. Collection. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Fairmont native Frank “Pete” Everest with his P-40 fighter in North Africa, 1943. As a test pilot after the war Everest went on to establish numerous altitude and speed records. West Virginia State Archives
Engraving, “Destruction of the Railroad Bridge over the Potomac, at Harper’s Ferry, by the Rebels, June 15, 1861,” Harpers Illustrated, July 6, 1861. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Hart House at the Rich Mountain battlefield. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, WACS forming the beginning of the chow line at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, 30 April 1944. Glenna Mullins Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Lt. John C. Norman, Jr. (right) speaking with another officer aboard the USS Saratoga, circa 1957. Norman Family Collection, West Virginia State Archives


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