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Volume 55

Volume 55(1996)

COVER PHOTO: William N. Edgell, born in Wetzel County in 1846, got his parents' permission to join the U.S. army at 17. He was transferred to Co. H of the 1st WV Infantry in March 1864 and fought in the Shenandoah Valley campaign that summer. He was discharged in 1865 and later became a Methodist Episcopal deacon. [Jack Sandy Anderson Collection, West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV]

"Loyalty and Civil Liberty in Fayette County During the Civil War"
By Lou Athey

"The Raid on Piedmont and the Crippling of Franz Sigel in the Shenandoah Valley"
By Richard R. Duncan

"The First West Virginia Infantry" (208K)

"Betty Zane, Lydia Boggs, and Molly Scott: The Gunpowder Exploits at Fort Henry"
By William Hintzen

"Bringing Modern Medicine to the Mountains: Scientific Medicine and the Transformation of Health Care in Southern West Virginia, 1880-1910"
By Sandra Barney

"Senator Harley M. Kilgore and Japan's World War II Business Practices"
By Robert F. Maddox

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