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West Virginia and the Civil War
An Annotated Bibliography

by Terry Lowry

The West Virginia Archives and History Library contains a wealth of books and pamphlets on the American Civil War, covering nearly every possible aspect of the conflict. However, this particular bibliography is limited to West Virginia and its connection to the war and contains many works in which the state is included in some capacity but not normally identified as being a component of the book or pamphlet. Included are general works, biographies, battles and campaigns, regimental histories, personal narratives and memoirs, guerilla warfare and spies, county histories devoted to the war, and reunions and veterans organizations. Many entries have brief descriptions of the works provided by the Archives library staff. Not included are such subjects as statehood, John Brown and Harpers Ferry, John Hunt Morgan and his raid, Stonewall Jackson, and Stonewall Jackson’s 1862 Valley Campaign. The reason for this is that the Archives library has a massive amount of material on these subjects, which can best be researched through the online Voyager catalog and the West Virginia Memory Project. This bibliography is by no means definitive or complete, but it does serve as an informative directory to books and pamphlets in the Archives library that have either a direct or indirect focus on West Virginia and the war.


General Works

Adjutant General, State of West Virginia. Annual Report for the Year Ended December 31, 1864. Wheeling : John F. M'Dermot, Public Printer, 1865. Adj 1. 1: 1864.

Adjutant General, State of West Virginia. Annual Report for the Year Ended December 31, 1865. Wheeling : John Frew, Public Printer, 1866. Adj 1. 1: 1865.

Adjutant General, State of West Virginia. “A list of colored men mustered into the service of the United States, to the credit of the State of West Virginia, since April, 1864. Assigned to the 45th Regiment U. S. Colored Troops”. 973.7415 L773.

Adjutant General, State of West Virginia. Recruiting Officers. [n.p.], [n.d.]. A roster of recruiting officers for the West Virginia regiments and militia. 973.7454 R311.

Andrews, J. Cutler. The North Reports the Civil War. Pittsburgh, PA: The University of Pittsburgh Press, 1955. Contains a section on the 1861 Western Virginia Campaign. 973.7 A567n.

Branham, James. “Arbitrary Arrest in West Virginia 1861-1865.” Master’s Thesis, West Virginia University, 1959. 973.77 B821.

Cunningham, Steve, and Beth A. White. Their Deeds Are Their Monuments – Celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the Dedication of the West Virginia Monuments at Gettysburg 1898-1988. Charleston, WV: West Virginia Book Company, 1998. 973.76 C973.

Davis, William C., and James I. Robertson, Jr. (editors). Virginia at War 1861. For the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2005. Contains chapter on West Virginia “The Tarnished Thirty-fifth Star” by C. Stuart McGehee. 973.7 D265v1861.

Dickinson, Jack L. Confederate Soldiers of Western Virginia. Barboursville, WV: Published by the author, 1986. Rosters of several early Confederate units from western Virginia, records of formation for 8th and 16th Virginia Cavalry regiments. 973.7454 D553.

Dickinson, Jack L. Tattered Uniforms and Bright Bayonets: West Virginia's Confederate Soldiers. Huntington WV: Marshall University Library Association, 1995. Dickinson's detailed work sought to refute claims by early historians that Confederate soldiers numbered some 8,000. The book features early militia organizations in western Virginia, origins of early Confederate units in the region, and an alphabetized list of more than 17,000 Confederate troops. 973.742 D553t.

Dilts, Bryan L. 1890 West Virginia Census Index of Civil War Veterans or Their Widows. Salt Lake City, UT: Index Publishing, 1986. Contains Union veterans or widows living in West Virginia. Provides regiment and sometimes medical status. Also includes some Confederate veterans. R 929.3 W521LV.

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Dayton, OH: Morningside Bookshop, 1978. Provides basic unit histories, including assignments and dates. R 973.7 D996.

Evans, Clement A., (ed.). Confederate Military History – Maryland and West Virginia. Atlanta, GA: Confederate Publishing Company, 1899. Thirteen volume set. The West Virginia volume is written by Col. Robert White. 973.7 Ev1.

Fluharty, Linda C. Civil War – West Virginia – Union Lives Lost. Baton Rouge, LA: Published by the author, 2004. A study of West Virginia’s Union war dead. 973.7454 F646.

Fluharty, Linda C., (ed. & comp.). On The Way Home – West Virginia Soldiers on the Sultana. Baton Rouge, LA: Linda Fluharty, 2003. Biographies and data on West Virginia soldiers killed in the Sultana disaster. 973.771 F646.

Funeral Services Over the Remains of Col. William E. Fife. Charleston, WV: John W. Jarrett, book and job printer, 1892. Brief mention of Confederate service in Buffalo Guard, 36th Virginia Infantry. 929.2 F469Pam.

Hager, Ira P. Blue and Gray Battlefields Volume I. Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Company, 1978. Chapters on Boone County, Pryce Lewis (spy) at Charleston, Scary Creek, the 129th Militia, Chapmanville, Thurmond’s Rangers. 973.73 H144.

Hale, Mark L. The Hero of Greenland Gap: Abijah Dolly – His Community and His Times. Norfolk, VA: Source Publishing, 1999. Grant County, West Virginia and an 1863 skirmish during the Jones-Imboden Raid. Originally published in 1994 as The Romance of Greenland Gap. 975.492 H163 1999.

Hardesty's West Virginia Counties. Volumes 1-8. Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1973. These volumes sometimes contain lists of soldiers not noted elsewhere. 975.4003 H259.

Harper, Robert S. Gallipolis 1861-1865. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State Museum, [1965?]. Brief overview of Gallipolis, Ohio, which served as an entrance to West Virginia for numerous troops. Includes photo of a 4th West Virginia Infantry recruiting poster. 973.73 H295Pam.

Hayden, Rev. Horace Edwin. A Brief History of the Soldiers’ Medals Issued By the State of West Virginia. Wilkes Barre, PA: E. B. Yordy, 1881. 355.134 H414Pam.

Hendricks, Sam M. Memorial to Confederate Soldiers, Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, W. Va., Unveiled September 18th, 1937. [Shepherdstown, WV: n.p., 1937]. 973.7455 H498Pam. Hewitt, Janet B., (ed.). The Roster of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865. Volume 4. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing, 1999. Alphabetical listing of Union soldiers in West Virginia. Provides name, regiment and company. 973.741 H598vol. 4.

Hewitt, Janet B., (ed.). The Roster of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865. Volume 4. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing, 1999. Alphabetical listing of Union soldiers in West Virginia. Provides name, regiment and company. 973.741 H598vol. 4.

Johnson, John Lipscomb. The University Memorial – Biographical Sketches of Alumni of the University of Virginia Who Fell in the Confederate War. Baltimore, MD: Turnbull Brothers, 1871. Includes some West Virginia men from the eastern panhandle as well as Kanawha and Monroe counties. 923.5755 J67u.

Lang, Theodore F. Loyal West Virginia From 1861 to 1865. Baltimore, MD: Deutsch Publishing Company, 1895. Features history of the war in western Virginia, regimental summaries, and lists of officers for each regiment. RR 973.7454 L271L.

Linger, James Carter. Confederate Military Units of West Virginia. Published by the author, 1989. Tulsa, OK: Detailed study of Confederate units formed in western Virginia. 973.7454 L755.

Lowry, Terry, and Stan Cohen. Images of the Civil War in West Virginia. Charleston, WV: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, Inc., 2000. Photographs, sketches, soldier art, maps, reunions. 973.754 L921.

McKinney, Tim. Civil War Articles and Related Information in the Fayette Tribune Newspaper, 1907-1936. Charlton Heights, WV: the author, 1991. A finding aid to Civil War articles in Fayette County newspaper. 973.7454 M158c.

McKinney, Tim. West Virginia Civil War Almanac. Volume 1. Charleston, WV: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1998. This book features the Veteran Census Roster of 1890 (arranged by county), West Virginia physicians in the war, service medals, listing of soldiers and citizens who died in Federal prisons or hospitals, and records of the Southern Claims Commission. 973.742 M158m.v1.

McKinney, Tim. West Virginia Civil War Almanac. Volume 2. Charleston, W : Quarrier Press, 2000. This book features roster of West Virginia soldiers in U.S. service, index to the 1890 West Virginia veterans census, deceased Union veterans and their widows, and Confederate veterans from 1890 census and index, index of black troops credited to West Virginia, statistical review, and corrections and additions to volume one. 973.742 M158m.v.2.

Moore, Frank. The Civil War in Song and Story – 1860-1865. New York: Peter Fenelon Collier, Publisher, 1865. Various amusing tidbits on West Virginia scattered throughout. 973.79 M78.

Moore, George Ellis. A Banner in the Hills: West Virginia's Statehood. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1963. 975.403 M822.

Mosocco, Ronald. The Chronological Tracking of the American Civil War Per the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion. Williamsburg, VA: James River Publications, 1994. Chronologically lists engagements and actions of the war. 973.73 M912.

Munn, Robert F. Index to the Press of the Kanawha Valley – 1855-1865. Morgantown: West Virginia University Library, 1963. An index and subject guide to Civil War period (and earlier) newspapers in the Kanawha Valley, including Charleston Daily Bulletin, The Guerrilla (Charleston), Kanawha Republican (Charleston), Kanawha Valley Star (Charleston), Star of the Kanawha Valley (Buffalo), Weekly Register (Point Pleasant), and the West Virginia Journal (Charleston). R071.54 M966i Microfilm Storage Room.

Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1865. Akron, OH : The Werner Company, 1893. Published by the Authority of the General Assembly. Twelve volume set includes rosters of all Ohio regiments and organizations in addition to some West Virginia units containing Ohio men. Includes much information on soldiers in the West Virginia campaigns. Vol. 12 includes Ohio soldiers in the War with Mexico 1846-1848. 973.7471 O37.

Payne, Dale, and Bob Beckelheimer, (comp.). Tales and Trails from the Fayette Tribune. [s.l.]: L W Printing, 1991. Mixed collection of articles extracted from the Fayette Tribune newspaper in Fayette County, many relating to the Civil War. 975.403 P346.

Phillips, Edward L. Lincoln’s Bastile: The Atheneum – The Story of a Building 1855-1868. [n.p.], 1999. Articles extracted from the Wheeling Intelligencer newspaper relating to the Civil War prison at Wheeling. [A second copy of this book is called The Atheneum]. 973.77 P558.

Proceedings of a Mass Meeting of the Citizens of Kanawha County, April 29th and May 13th, 1865. Charleston, WV: Printed at the Journal office, 1865. 973.781 P963Pam.

Quartermaster General of West Virginia. Report: Quartermaster General of West Virginia. Qua 1.1:1865.

Reid, Whitelaw. Ohio in the War: Her Statesmen, Her Generals and Soldiers. Cincinnati, OH: Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin, 1868. Two volume set includes numerous Ohio regiments and partial regimental rosters of men who served in the West Virginia campaigns. 973.7471 R359o

Reports from the Official Records of the Rebellion Relating to General Thomas M. Harris of Harrisville, West Virginia. [n.p.], [n.d.]. 973.7 R425.

Shetler, Charles. West Virginia Civil War Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Library, 1963. An essential finding aid for West Virginia and the Civil War. R016.975 S554w.

Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia. New York: Facts On File, 1992. Details date of unit formation, lists commanders and field officers, and notes battles each unit participated in. 973.742 S573 v.1.

Snell, Mark A. West Virginia and the Civil War: Mountaineers Are Always Free. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2011. 975.4 S671.

Strickler, Theodore D. When and Where We Met Each Other: On Shore and Afloat: Battles, Engagements, Actions, Skirmishes, and Expeditions During the Civil War, 1861-1865. Washington, D.C. : The National Tribune, [c. 1899]. Alphabetical listing and brief descriptions of Civil War activities in West Virginia begins on p.194. 973.73 S917.

Stutler, Boyd. West Virginia in the Civil War. Charleston, WV: Education Foundation, 1966. 975.403 S937w.

Summers, Festus P. The Baltimore and Ohio in the Civil War. New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, [c1939]. 973.7 SUMMERS.

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. 128 volumes. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1880. The official records of the war can provide primary source information about a unit's participation in a battle or action. R 973.7.

Wade, Bess Lorentz. Lest We Forget. White Plains, NY. Printed by Murphy Print Co., 1968. Brief mention of Home Guard activities in Braxton County. B W119.

West Virginia and the Civil War: An Exhibit from the Collection of H. E. Matheny, Akron, Ohio. Morgantown, WV : West Virginia University Library, 1960. 973.731 W521Pam.

Wheeling Intelligencer Index, Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 1863. Largest and most prominent newspaper in West Virginia during the war, located in Ohio County. [s.l.]: [n.p.], [n.d.]. R071.5415 W564. [Located in microfilm room].


Biographies

Ambler, Charles H. Francis H. Pierpont, Union War Governor of Virginia and Father of West Virginia. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1937. B P621a.

Ambler, Charles H. Waitman Thomas Willey: Orator, Churchman, Humanitarian together with a History of Wesley Methodist Church, Morgantown, West Virginia. Huntington, WV: Standard Printing & Publishing Co., 1954. B W66a.

Bailey, Kenneth R. Alleged Evil Genius: The Life and Times of Judge James H. Ferguson. Charleston, WV: Quarrier Press, 2006. Brief mention of 1865 Cabell County militia service of Capt. James H. Ferguson. B F352.

Clemmer, Gregg S. Old Alleghany: The Life and Wars of General Ed Johnson. Staunton, VA: The Hearthside Publishing Company, 2004. Confederate Gen. Ed Johnson served as colonel of the 12th Georgia Infantry in the 1861 (West) Virginia campaign at Rich Mountain, Cheat Mountain and Greenbrier River (Bartow). He was promoted to brigadier general and led a command at the battle of Allegheny Mountain. B J66c.

Cochran, William C. General Jacob Dolson Cox: Early Life and Military Services. Oberlin, OH: The Bibliotheca Sacra Company, 1901. Cox commanded Federal troops in the Kanawha Valley region for most of the first two years of the war. B B877cPam.

Cortissoz, Royal. The Life of Whitelaw Reid. Vol. 1. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1921. Noted journalist and correspondent Whitelaw Reid spent much of 1861 covering the campaigns of McClellan and Rosecrans in (West) Virginia. B R27.

Cressman, Frances Lightburn. Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn, Union Brigadier General and a Baptist Pastor, or “Here by a Quarter of an Inch” . Jane Lew, WV: Frances Lightburn Cressman, 2001. The story of Union General Joseph A. J. Lightburn of Lewis County, West Virginia, including service as colonel of the 4th West Virginia Infantry. B L723.

Dickinson, Jack L. Cooney Ricketts: Child of the Regiment. Charleston, WV: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, Inc., 2001. Young V.M.I. cadet who served with the 8th Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. B R539.

Dickinson, Jack L. Jenkins of Greenbottom : A Civil War Saga. Charleston, WV: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1988. Confederate Gen. Albert Gallatin Jenkins of Cabell County, (West) Virginia led the 8th Virginia Cavalry and later commanded a cavalry brigade before being killed at the battle of Cloyd’s Mountain, Virginia. B J52.

Donnelly, Clarence Shirley. David S. Creigh, the Greenbrier Martyr. Oak Hill, WV: West Virginia Historical Society, [n.d.]. B C914dPam.

Ecelbarger, Gary L. Frederick W. Lander: The Great Natural American Soldier. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2000. Includes the noted participation of Landers at the battle of Philippi. B L255.

Engle, Stephen D. Yankee Dutchman: The Life of Franz Sigel. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1993. Includes Gen. Sigel’s 1864 operations in West Virginia and mentions the 1st and 12th West Virginia Infantry regiments. B S574.

Fluharty, Linda C. Emil Bott: Civil War Soldier and Artist. [s.l.]: Fish Creek Press, 2001. Bott served as a first lieutenant and adjutant in the 1st West Virginia Light Artillery. B B751.

Fluharty, Linda C. Major George C. Trimble, 11th West Virginia Infantry: A Soldier’s Life Revisited. Baton Rouge, LA : Linda Cunningham Fluharty, 2006. B T735.

Hardway, Ronald V. On Our Own Soil: William Lowther Jackson and the Civil War in West Virginia’s Mountains. Charleston, WV: Quarrier Press, 2003. “Mudwall” Jackson and his Confederate cavalry brigade. 973.7454 H267.

Johnson, Diana L. Unreconstructed Rebel. Huntington, WV: University Editions, Inc., 1992. The story of Confederate General John McCausland of Mason County, West Virginia. 973.713 J66.

Jordan, Weymouth T., Jr., John D. Chapla and Shan C. Sutton. Soldier of Misfortune: Alexander Welch Reynolds of the United States, Confederate, and Egyptian Armies. Lewisburg, WV: Greenbrier Historical Society, 2001. Alexander W. Reynolds was a Greenbrier County, WV native, and served as a Confederate officer in the battles of Cross Lanes and Carnifex Ferry in Nicholas County in 1861. B R462Pam.

Lamers, William M. The Edge of Glory: A Biography of General William S. Rosecrans, U.S.A. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1961. Gen. Rosecrans was prominent in the campaigns at Rich Mountain, Carnifex Ferry and Sewell Mountain. B R799.

McConnell, William F. Remember Reno: A Biography of Major General Jesse Lee Reno. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Company, Inc., 1996. West Virginia native killed in the battle of South Mountain, Maryland, in 1862. B R418.

Pauley, Michael J. Unreconstructed Rebel: The Life of General John McCausland, C.S.A. Charleston, WV: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., Inc., 1992. The story of Confederate General John McCausland of Mason County including his participation in the Kanawha Valley campaigns of 1861 and 1862. B M123.

Phillips, David L. Tiger John: The Rebel Who Burned Chambersburg. Leesburg, VA: Gauley Mount Press, 1993. The story of Confederate Gen. John McCausland of Mason County including his participation in the Kanawha Valley campaigns of 1861 and 1862. B M123p.

Raab, James W. W. W. Loring: Florida’s Forgotten General. Manhattan, KS: Sunflower University Press, 1996. Includes Confederate General William W. Loring’s command in (West) Virginia in 1861 and 1862. B L874.

Raab, James W. “W. W. Loring: A Biography”. [Unpublished multi-volume printed manuscript], 1996. Includes Confederate General William W. Loring’s command in (West) Virginia in 1861 and 1862. B L874w.

Rice, Harvey M. The Life of Jonathan M. Bennett, A Study of the Virginias in Transition. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1943. Lewis County politician in the Confederate government. B B471r.

Smith, G. Wayne. Nathan Goff, Jr. – A Biography – With Some Account of Guy Despard Goff and Brazilla Carroll Reece. Charleston, WV: Education Foundation, Inc., 1959. Information on Nathan Goff’s service in the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry. B G612s.

Smith, Isaac N. In Memoriam: Isaac Noyes Smith, with Extracts from the Press of Charleston; Proceedings of the Bar; Funeral Sermon; Action of the Bible Society; Addresses, etc. Cincinnati, OH: Robert Clarke Co., 1884. Brief mention of his wartime service as a member of the Kanawha Riflemen (Co. H, 22nd Virginia Infantry, C.S.A.). B S649.

Sterling, Dorothy. The Making of an Afro-American: Martin Robison Delaney 1812-1885. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1971. Born in Charles Town, (West) Virginia, Martin Delaney was the first African-American commissioned as a field officer in the Federal army. B D337s.

Strider, Robert Edward Lee. The Life and Work of George William Peterkin. Philadelphia, PA: George W. Jacobs & Company, 1929. Peterkin, born in Maryland, served in 1861 at Valley Mountain, (West) Virginia under Gen. Robert E. Lee in the 21st Virginia Infantry. B P479s.

Tourney, Mary Groves. “Arthur I. Boreman and His Times”. Master’s Thesis, West Virginia University, 1939. West Virginia’s first governor who served from 1863 to 1869. B B731.

Tucker, Spencer C. Brigadier General John D. Imboden: Confederate Commander in the Shenandoah. Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 2003. Includes chapters on the Jones-Imboden Raid and Imboden’s Second West Virginia Raid. B I32.

Wallace, Lew. Lew Wallace – An Autobiography. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishing, ca. 1906. Wallace, author of Ben Hur, briefly served in western Virginia in 1861 with the Indiana troops. B W15.

Wessels, William L. Born To Be A Soldier – The Military Career of William Wing Loring of St. Augustine, Florida. Fort Worth, TX: Texas Christian University Press, 1971. Brief mention of Confederate General William W. Loring’s command in (West) Virginia in 1861 and 1862. B L874w.

Williams, Charles R. The Life of Rutherford Birchard Hayes – Nineteenth President of the United States. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1914. Hayes spent most of 1861-1863 in the Kanawha Valley area of West Virginia as colonel of the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. B H33.

Wise, Barton H. Life of Henry A. Wise of Virginia 1806-1876. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1899. Former Virginia Governor Henry A. Wise commanded Confederate forces in the Kanawha Valley and surrounding area in 1861. Written by his grandson. B W812.


Civil War Battles and Campaigns

Andre, Richard, Stan Cohen and Bill Wintz. Bullets & Steel: The Fight for the Great Kanawha Valley 1861-1865. Charleston, WV: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., Inc., 1995. 973.7097 A555.

Armstrong, Richard L. West Virginian vs. West Virginian: The Battle of Bulltown, W. Va. Hot Springs, VA: Richard L. Armstrong, 1994. [Catalog number not currently available].

Bard, David. Civil War in the New River Valley 1861-1865 – 3 One-Day Driving Tours. Charleston, WV: Quarrier Press, 2001. Quality production and detailed modern maps to aid visitors to the various campaign and battle sites in the New River Valley area of West Virginia and Virginia. 973.7 B2455.

Battle of Fayetteville: A Living History Civil War Re-enactment to be Held June 10-12, 1994, Fayetteville, West Virginia. Fayetteville, WV: Fayette County National Bank, [1994]. Includes modern map of the battlefield. 975.471 F284bPam.

Boehm, Robert B. The Civil War in Western Virginia: The Decisive Campaigns of 1861. Dissertation, Ohio State University, 1957. 937.731 B671.

Burrell, Harriett. The Battle of Greenland Gap. [Keyser, WV]: [n.p.], [1990]. 973.733 B969Pam.

Carnes, Eva M. The Tygarts Valley Line June-July 1861. Clarksburg, WV: Beverage Printing Company, 1961. Published by First Land Battle of the Civil War Centennial Commemoration, Inc. 973.731 C289.

Carrington, Henry B. Ohio Militia and the West Virginia Campaign 1861: Address of General Carrington to Army of West Virginia at Marietta, Ohio. Sept. 10, 1870. Boston, MA: R. H. Blodgett & Co., Printers, 1904. 973.7471 C318Pam.

Centennial Re-enactment: First Land Engagement of the Civil War, Philippi, West Virginia, June 3, 1961. Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Company, 1961. Includes participating units, historical background, inscription on bronze plaque, College Hill, Philippi, the battle of Philippi, official reports of the battle, report of Col. George A. Porterfield, re-enactment program. 975.459 C289rPam.

Clark, John F. The Lost Cannon on Cotton Hill – Captain Joel H. Abbott’s Account and Related Information. Fayetteville, WV: [n.p.], 1984. Postwar account by member of the 8th Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A., claiming abandonment of cannon on Cotton Hill in Fayette County during the war. 973.731 C593.

Collins, Darrell L. General William Averell’s Salem Raid – Breaking the Knoxville Supply Line. Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Press, 1998. Gen. William Averell’s third, and final, raid on the Virginia and Tennessee rail line, launched out of West Virginia. 973.735 C712.

Commemoration Services – 1863-1963 – of the Battle of Dry Creek at White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. White Sulphur Springs, WV: Battle of Dry Creek Commemoration Committee, 1963. 973.734 C734Pam.

Cook, Roy Bird. The Battle of Carnifex Ferry – “An Address at Carnifex Battlefield, Keslers Cross Lanes, West Virginia, Before Five Thousand People Assembled to Commemorate the Seventieth Anniversary of Battle, September 19, 1931.” [s.l. : s.n., 1931?]. 973.731 C771Pam.

Curry, Richard O. “ McClellan’s Western Virginia Campaign of 1861”. Columbus, OH: Ohio History, Vol. 71, No. 2. July, 1962. 973.731 C976Pam.

Desbrow, Andrew P. “Crossroad at Corrick’s Ford – The First Campaign of the Civil War and Its Effect on West Virginia Statehood”. History 601 Senior Project, 2002. 973.731 D444. Donnelly, Clarence Shirley. The Battle of Carnifex Ferry. Fayetteville, WV: The State Sentinel, 1950. 973.731 D685.

Droegemeyer, James R. Hedgesville, North Mountain and Back Creek Bridge During the Civil War, 1861-1865. Martinsburg, WV: Berkeley County Historical Society, 1997. Civil War activities in Berkeley County, West Virginia. 973.73 D783n.

Droop Mountain Battlefield Commission. Droop Mountain Battlefield Report. Dro 1.1:1928.

Duffey, J. W. McNeill’s Last Charge. Winchester, VA: The Geo. F. Norton Pub. Co., 1912. An account of McNeill’s Partisan Rangers. 973.737 D858.

Duffey, J. W. Two Generals Kidna[p]ped and A Race for a Prize – A Complete Account of the Capture of Two Federal Generals with Pictures of the Noted Leaders, and Roster of Those Who Participated in the Capture. Washington, DC: J. W. Duffey, 1927. The capture of Union generals Benjamin F. Kelley and George Crook by McNeill’s Partisan Rangers. 973.7455 D856Pam.

Duncan, Richard R. Lee’s Endangered Left: The Civil War in Western Virginia – Spring of 1864. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1998. 973.7 D912.

French, Stephen. The Jones-Imboden Raid Against the B & O Railroad at Rowlesburg, Virginia April 1863. Danville, VA: The Blue and the Gray Education Society, 2001. The Papers of the Blue and the Gray Education Society, Number 10, March 31, 2001. [Catalog number not currently available].

French, Steve. Imboden’s Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign. Berkeley Springs, WV: Morgan Messenger, 2008. Brigade maneuvered through parts of West Virginia and consisted of many West Virginia Confederate soldiers. 973.7349 F876.

Greeley, Horace. The American Conflict - A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-’64: Its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to Exhibit Especially Its Moral and Political Phases, with the Drift and Progress of American Opinion Respecting Human Slavery From 1776 to the Close of the War for the Union. Hartford: O. D. Case & Company (Chicago), 1864. (Two Volumes). Vol. 1 contains section on John Brown and Harpers Ferry and a section covering Rich Mountain, Corricks Ford, Guyandotte, Cross Lanes, Carnifex Ferry, and Allegheny Summit. 973.7 G81.

Greeley, Horace. The American Conflict - A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-’64: Its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to Exhibit Especially Its Moral and Political Phases, with the Drift and Progress of American Opinion Respecting Human Slavery From 1776 to the Close of the War for the Union. Hartford: O. D. Case & Company (Chicago), 1867. (Two Volumes). Vol. II contains section on West Virginia actions in 1864 although most activity actually takes place in Virginia. 973.7 G81.

Hadley, E. D. Vindication of the Army of West Virginia (or Eighth Corps) at the Battle of Cedar Creek, Oct. 19, 1864. [s.l.]: [n.p.], [n.d.]. Taken from the Granite Monthly, Nov. 1899. 973.737 H131Pam.

Hall, Granville D. Lee’s Invasion of Northwest Virginia in 1861. Chicago , Il: The Mayer and Miller Company, 1911. B & O Railroad bridges, Philippi, Rich Mountain, Corrick’s Ford. Critical study of the Confederate operations and tactics in the campaign. 973.731 H176.

Haselberger, Fritz. Confederate Retaliation: McCausland’s 1864 Raid. Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Press, 2000. 973.73 H347.

Haselberger, Fritz., and Mark Haselberger. Yanks from the South! (The First Land Campaign of the Civil War: Rich Mountain, West Virginia). Baltimore, MD: Past Glories, 1987. 973.742 H355.

Hess, Earl J. Field Armies & Fortifications in the Civil War: The Eastern Campaigns 1861-1864. Chapel Hill and London: The University of North Carolina Press, 2005. Contains small section on the activities in 1861 and fortifications at such places as Camp Bartow and Camp Allegheny. 973.73 H586.

Hoge, Mary R. A House Divided: An Historical Pageant. Philippi, WV: Alderson Broaddus College, 1961. Souvenir Booklet for program given at Alderson Broaddus College Amphitheatre in May and June of 1961. 973.731 H715Pam.

Horton, R. G. A Youth’s History of the Great Civil War in the United States from 1861 to 1865. New York: Van Evrie, Horton & Co., 1867. Includes a chapter on the 1861 (West) Virginia campaigns. 937.7 H823.

Howery, Captain E. R. The Battle of Droop Mountain – November 6, 1863. [s.l.]: [n.p.] ; [n.d.]. Howery led the CCC camp that constructed Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. 973.731 H859 [also 973.731 H859Pam].

Huddleston, L. M. Excerpts from Camp Huddleston November 1861. [s.l.]: [n.p.], [n.d.]. Excerpts from the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion relating to Camp Huddleston in Fayette County. 973.75 H884Pam.

Jacobs, Lee, (comp.). The Gray Riders – Stories from the Confederate Cavalry. Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Press, 1999. Contains brief chapter, “Raid Through West Virginia Mountains,” by a member of the 11th Virginia Cavalry raiding Beverly, West Virginia. 973.713 J17.

Johnson, Patricia G. The United States Army Invades the New River Valley – May 1864. Christiansburg, VA: Walpa Publishing, 1986. The Union raid based out of West Virginia on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, which culminated in the battle of Cloyd’s Mountain. 973.736 J68.

Johnson, Robert U., and Clarence C. Buel (editors). Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Vol. 1. New York: The Century Co. [The De Vinne Press], 1887. Contributions by Union and Confederate officers based upon “The Century War Series.” Included: “Jackson at Harper’s Ferry in 1861” by Gen. John D. Imboden, and “McClellan in West Virginia” by Gen. Jacob D. Cox. 973.73 B336 1887-88 v.1.

Kellogg, Sanford C. The Shenandoah Valley and Virginia – 1861-1865 – A War Study. New York & Washington: The Neale Publishing Company, 1903. Chapters on Harpers Ferry, the Patterson Campaign, Rich Mountain, Lewisburg, Cheat Mountain, Romney, Jones-Imboden Raid, Averell’s 1863 raids, etc. 973.73 K29.

Koontz, Patrick D. Battle of Carnifex Ferry – September 10, 1861. Carnifex Ferry Battle Ground Commission, n.d. 973.731 C877bPam.

Koontz, Patrick D. Battle of Cross Lanes – August 26th, 1861. Carnifex Ferry Battle Ground Commission, n.d. 973.731 C877.

Lesser, W. Hunter. Battle at Corrick’s Ford: Confederate Disaster and Loss of a Leader. Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Company, Inc., 1993. 973.731 L638Pam.

Lesser, W. Hunter. The First Campaign – A Guide to Civil War in the Mountains of West Virginia, 1861 – Three One - Day Driving Tours. [ Published 2011 – new book to be cataloged].

Lesser, W. Hunter. Rebels at the Gate: Lee and McClellan on the Front Line of a Nation Divided. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc., 2004. Detailed study of Lee and McClellan’s 1861 campaign in West Virginia, including Rich Mountain and Laurel Hill. 973.73 L638.

Lowry, Terry. The Battle of Scary Creek: Military Operations in the Kanawha Valley, April-July 1861. Charleston, WV: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1998 [original printing 1982]. 70 pages of additions and revisions to the original edition along with revised casualty lists. Also has battle of Barboursville, Cabell County, WV, and other smaller skirmishes. 973.73 L921 1998.

Lowry, Terry. Last Sleep: The Battle of Droop Mountain, November 6, 1863. Charleston, WV: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1996. One of the largest battles in West Virginia, located in Pocahontas County. Also includes the fight at Mill Point and the attack on Federal supply train at Burlington. 973.731 L921.

Lowry, Terry. September Blood: The Battle of Carnifex Ferry. Charleston, WV: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1985. Late 1861 battle in Nicholas County, West Virginia. Also includes battle of Kessler’s Cross Lanes. 973.731 L921s. [also 2011 reprint].

McClellan, George B. Report of Maj.-Gen. George B. McClellan, Aug. 4, 1863 – Army of the Potomac – with An Account of the Campaign in Western Virginia. New York: Sheldon and Company, 1864; reprint, Proctorville, OH: Mark S. Phillips Publishing, 2008, with an afterword by Tim McKinney]. 973.7 M126c2008.

McKinney, Tim. Robert E. Lee at Sewell Mountain: The West Virginia Campaign. Charleston, WV: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1990. Study of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s ill-fated 1861 campaign in Fayette County. Also a section on Lee’s horse Traveller. 973.742 M158t.

McKinney, Tim. Robert E. Lee and the 35th Star. Charleston, WV: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, Inc., 1993. A detailed study of the 1861 West Virginia campaigns and how they shaped West Virginia statehood. 973.7 M158.

McManus, Howard R. The Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain – The Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Raid – April 29-May 19, 1864. Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1989. Often mistakenly placed in West Virginia, this battle just north of Dublin, Virginia is noted for the large number of West Virginians fighting West Virginians. 973.736 M167.

Monfort, E. R. “From Grafton to McDowell Through the Tygart’s Valley” – A Paper Read Before the Ohio Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, By Companion E. R. Monfort. Cincinnati, OH: H. C. Sherrick & Co., 1886. Monfort was an officer in the 75th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. 973.731 M742Pam.

Moore, William D. Hedgesville and the Civil War. [s.l.]: [n.p.], 1983. 973.73 M825Pam.

Philadelphia Weekly Times. Annals of the War Written by Leading Participants North and South. Originally published in the Philadelphia Weekley Times. Philadelphia: The Times Publishing Company, 1879. Includes a chapter on Lee’s West Virginia Campaign by Gen. A. L. Long. 973.7 A613.

Phillips, David L. Civil War Chronicles: A Soldier’s Story. New York, NY: MetroBooks [Michael Friedman Publishing Group, Inc.], 1997. Lavishly illustrated effort to question loyalty of Maj. Isaac Noyes Smith, 22nd Virginia Infantry, C.S.A., and others of the regiment. 973.7 P558.

Phillips, David L. Civil War Chronicles: Daring Raiders. New York: MetroBooks [Michael Friedman Publishing Group. Inc.], 1998. Lavishly illustrated. Contains many West Virginia raids, including Jones-Imboden, Averell’s Salem Raid, Harpers Ferry, etc. 973.713 P558.

Phillips, David L., (comp.), and Rebecca L. Hill (researcher). War Diaries: The 1861 Kanawha Valley Campaigns. Leesburg, VA: Gauley Mountain Press, 1990. 973.731 P558w.

Phillips, David L, (ed.), and Rebecca L. Hill, (researcher). War Stories: Civil War in West Virginia. Leesburg, VA: Gauley Mountain Press, 1991. Many rare and obscure personal accounts of the war in West Virginia. An excellent compilation but often fails to credit proper source of the material. 973.73 P558.

Pollard, Edward A. The First Year of the War. Richmond: West & Johnston, 1862. Chapters on the 1861 northern and southern campaigns in (West) Virginia. 973.7 P771f.

Price, W. T. On To Grafton: An Account of the First Campaigns of the Civil War, May 1861. Marlinton, WV: [n.p.], 1901. Contains some letters from actual participants. 973.781 P946.

Reed, Louis. Burning Springs, West Virginia: The Civil War’s Unsolved Mystery. Elizabeth, WV: 1960. Raid in 1863 on Burning Springs in Wirt County, West Virginia. 973.734 R324.

Sauers, Dr. Richard A. The Devastating Hand of War: Romney, West Virginia During the Civil War. Shephern College. Shepherdstown, WV: The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War, 2000. 973.7097 S255.

Schneid, Kurt A. “Reaping the Whirlwind – The Confederate Raid and Federal Destruction of Guyandotte, Virginia” – A Radio Documentary Script. Huntington, WV: Marshall University, WMUL-FM Radio, 2000. 973.73 S353.

Shaffer, Dallas B. The Battle of Carnifex Ferry. Booklet for the state park. Par 1.9: C375 1966?

Shaffer, Dallas B. The Battle of Droop Mountain. Charleston, WV: Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation, [1961?]. Booklet for Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. 973.731 S525Pam. [also Par 1.9:D7].

Shirey, Mervin R. The Battle of Scary – July 17, 1861. St. Albans, WV: Dawson Printing Co., [c1932]. 973.731 S558Pam.

Smith, Shirley W., and Carlton L. Smith. Defend the Railroad – The Battle of Giles Court House and Pigeon Roost Ridge. Bluestone Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1995. Accounts of the battles at Giles Court House (Pearisburg), VA, and Pigeon Roost at Princeton, Mercer County, WV. 973.73 S659.

Smith, Stephen G. The First Battle of Moorefield: Early’s Cavalry Is Routed. Danville, VA: The Blue and Gray Education Society, 1998. Part of The Papers of the Blue and Gray Education Society, Number 6, Fall 1997. [Catalog number not currently available].

Smith, Stephen G. Secession, War, and Rebirth: The Civil War in West Virginia’s South Branch Valley of the Potomac. Thesis, West Virginia University, 2000. 975.4 SMITH.

Southern History of the War. Official Reports of Battles, as Published by Order of the Confederate Congress at Richmond. (Published in two parts). New York: Charles B. Richardson, 1863. Part II includes report on the battle of Princeton, WV, in 1862. 973.7 C748s.

Spaulding, Melburn C., (comp.). Records of Official Correspondence of the Federal and Confederate Armies in the Kanawha River Valley, 1861-1864. Tantallon, MD: [n.p.], 1976. Photostatic copies of all information extracted from the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion described in the title. 973.73 S739.

Stutler, Boyd B. The Campaign in West Virginia, 1861. Columbus, O : Ohio Historical Society, 1961. 973.731 S937Pam.

Sutton, John D. Battle of the Sinks One of Interesting Battles of the War. [s.l.]: [n.p.], [n.d.]. Account of an 1863 battle in Randolph County. 973.735 S967bPam.

Sutton, John D. Speech Delivered by John D. Sutton Before the West Virginia Legislature, March 6, 1929, In Behalf Droop Mountain Battlefield Commission. [s.l.]: [n.p.], [n.d.. – probably 1929]. 973.735 S967Pam.

Taylor, Walter H. Four Years With General Lee. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1962 [reprint]. Taylor served as Gen. Lee’s Adjutant General, Army of Northern Virginia, and writes of his experiences with Lee during the 1861 campaigns in West Virginia in three chapters. 973.73 T247.

Vicksburg Military Park Commission. Report: Vicksburg Military Park Commission. Includes sections on the Vicksburg siege and battles, the 4th West Virginia Infantry, and J. A. J. Lightburn. Vic 1.1:1923.

Walker, Gary C. Hunter’s Fiery Raid Through Virginia Valleys (Retitled from – Yankee Soldiers in Virginia Valleys: Hunter’s Raid) . Roanoke, VA: A&W Enterprise, 1989. Much of the campaign’s activities took place within West Virginia. 973.73 W179h.

Walker, Gary C. The War in Southwest Virginia 1861-65. Roanoke, VA: A&W Enterprise, 1985. Much of the activities took place within West Virginia. 973.73 W179.

Whittlesey, Charles. War Memoranda. Cheat River to the Tennessee – 1861-1862. Cleveland, OH: William W. Williams, 1884. Includes chapters on the campaigns in the Tygarts Valley and the Kanawha Valley. Whittlesey was an engineer officer in the U.S. volunteers. 973.73 W627.

Wittenberg, Eric J. The Battle of White Sulphur Springs: Averell Fails to Secure West Virginia. [Published 2011- to be cagtaloged].

Woodward, Harold R., Jr. Defender of the Valley – Brigadier General John Daniel Imboden, C.S.A. Berryville, VA: Rockbridge Publishing Company, 1996. Although focus is on the Shenandoah Valley such topics as Harpers Ferry and the Jones-Imboden Raid are covered. 973.73 W899.

Zinn, Jack. The Battle of Rich Mountain. Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Company, 1971. 973.731 Z78b.

Zinn, Jack. R. E. Lee's Cheat Mountain Campaign. Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Company, 1974. 973.731 Z78r.


Regimental Histories

Armstrong, Richard L. 7th Virginia Cavalry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1982. The 7th Virginia Cavalry included the Hampshire Riflemen (F) from Hampshire County. 973.7454 C582 no. 7b.

Armstrong, Richard L. 11th Virginia Cavalry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1989. The 11th Virginia Cavalry included the Wildcat Company from Berkeley, Morgan and Jefferson counties, the Hardy Rangers (B) from Hardy, and Company D from Hampshire and Hardy counties. 973.7454 C582 no. 11.

Armstrong, Richard L. 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1994. The 19th Virginia Cavalry included the Moccasin Rangers (A) from Calhoun and Wirt counties, The Braxton County Volunteers (B) from Braxton, Company C from Jackson and Roane counties, Company D from Marion County, Companies E, H, and K from Gilmer, the Pocahontas Cavalry (F) from Pocahontas, the Dixie Boys (G) from Kanawha, and Company I from Pocahontas and Randolph counties. The 20th Virginia Cavalry included Companies A and B from Marion and Monongalia counties, Company C from Randolph, Company D from Barbour, Companies E and F from Harrison, Company G from Wood and Pleasants, and Company H from Wirt. 973.7454 C582 no. 19.

Armstrong, Richard L. 25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1990. The 9th Battalion included the Letcher Guard (A) of Taylor County, Captain William Mollohan's Company (B) of Braxton and Webster counties, the Braxton Blues (C) from Braxton County, the Pocahontas Rescues (D) of Pocahontas County and Captain George W. Hansbrough's Company from Taylor County. The 25th Regiment included the Upshur Grays (B2) of Upshur, the Pendleton Rifles (E), 2nd Company E, the Franklin Guards (G), and the Pendleton Minutemen (K2) from Pendleton, the Hardy Blues (H) from Hardy County, and the South Branch Riflemen (K), which included men from both Hardy and Pendleton counties. 973.7454 C582 no.25.

Ashcraft, John M. 31st Virginia Infantry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1988. The 31st included the Marion Guards (A) from Marion County and the Pendleton County Riflemen (B1) from Pendleton. 973.7454 C582 no.31.

Blue, John. Hanging Rock Rebel: Lt. John Blue’s War in West Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. Shippensburg, PA: Beidel Printing House, Inc., 1994. 973.782 B658.

“Blue Ridge Rifles or Company A, 28th Virginia Vol. Inf., Organized December 27, 1859 “near the Mill Creel Church” Randolph Co.” Donated by Hubert Kelly, Jan. 1959. 975.47 B62Pam.

Brownlee, Kimberly Ball Hieronimus. “The Thirteenth Regiment West Virginia Volunteer Infantry.” Senior Thesis, The Univeristy of Toledo, 1996. Features maps and brief regimental history. 973.7454 C582 no.13.

Canfield, S. S. History of the 21st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion. Toledo, OH: Vrooman, Anderson & Bateman, Printers, 1893. The 21st OVI participated in the 1861 Kanawha Valley campaign and fought in the battle of Scary Creek. 973.7471 C222.

Cole, Scott. 34th Battalion Virginia Cavalry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1993. The 34th Battalion included Company A from Wayne County, Company B from Boone, Logan, Putnam and Kanawha, Companies C and E from McDowell County, Company D from Logan County, and Company K from Mercer, Raleigh and Wyoming counties. 973.7454 C582 no.34.

Cutchins, John A. A Famous Command: The Richmond Light Infantry Blues. Richmond, VA: Garrett & Massie Publishers, 1934. Served duty during John Brown’s Raid at Harpers Ferry, then campaigned in 1861 from the Kanawha Valley to Sewell Mountain under Gen. Henry A. Wise. 356.1 C988.

Dawson, John Harper. Wildcat Cavalry: A Synoptic History of the Seventeenth Virginia Cavalry Regiment of The Jenkins-McCausland Brigade In The War Between the States. Dayton, OH: Morningside House, Inc., 1982. History of regimental service, company rosters, and officer sketches. 973.7454 C582 no.17c.

Delauter, Roger U., Jr. 18th Virginia Cavalry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1985. The 18th Virginia Cavalry included Company A from Randolph and Pendleton counties, Companies B and H from Hampshire and Hardy, Companies C and K from Hampshire, Company E from Hardy and Pendleton, Company I from Hampshire and Lewis, and Company K from Hampshire. Company F included men from Hampshire, while Company G included men from Pocahontas. 973.7454 C582 no. 18.

Delauter, Roger U., Jr. McNeill’s Rangers. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1986. 973.7455 D342.

Delauter, Roger U., Jr. 62nd Virginia Infantry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1988. Most members of this regiment were from what is now West Virginia. The counties they were from include Barbour, Braxton, Calhoun, Gilmer, Hampshire, Hardy, Harrison, Lewis, Monroe, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur and Webster. 973.7454 C582 no.62.

Dickinson, Jack L. 8th Virginia Cavalry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1986. The 8th Virginia Cavalry included French's Company (D1) from Mercer County, Gunn's Rangers (D2) from Wayne, the Border Rangers (E) from Cabell, the Kanawha Rangers (I) from Kanawha, the Fairview Rifle Guards from Wayne, and Company L from Greenbrier. 973.7454 C582 no. 8.

Dickinson, Jack L. Records of the 16th Regiment Virginia Cavalry. [s.l.]: [s.n.], 1984. Includes roster and brief history. For more thorough work, see 16th Virginia Cavalry in HE Howard Regimental History Series (see listing below). 973.7454 C582 no.16

Dickinson, Jack L. 16th Virginia Cavalry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1989. The 16th Virginia Cavalry’s Company D included men from Cabell and Putnam counties, and Companies E, G and H included men from Wayne County. 973.7454 C582 no. 16b.

Driver, Robert J., Jr. 1st Virginia Cavalry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1991. The 1st Virginia Cavalry included the Berkeley Troop (B) from Berkeley County and the Shepherdstown Troop (F) from Jefferson County. 973.7454 C582 no. 1b.

Driver, Robert J., Jr. 10th Virginia Cavalry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1992. The 10th Virginia Cavalry included the Jackson Rangers (G) from Jackson County. 973.7454 C582 no. 10.

Driver, Robert J., Jr. 14th Virginia Cavalry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1988. The 14th Virginia Cavalry included White's Mounted Riflemen (A), Jenkins Guards (D), and the Greenbrier Swifts from Greenbrier County, Company E from Calhoun, Company F (1) from Boone, Company L from Braxton and Nicholas counties, the Braxton Dragoons (M) from Braxton, and the Night Hawk Rangers (N) from Roane, Jackson, Wood and Wirt counties. 973.7454 C582 no. 14.

Farrar, Samuel C. The Twenty-Second Pennsylvania Cavalry and the Ringgold Battalion 1861-1865. [Pittsburgh, PA?]: Twenty-Second Pennsylvania Ringgold Battalion Association, 1911. Regiment closely associated with West Virginia troops and saw much action in the eastern panhandle. 973.7448 F244.

"First West Virginia Infantry." West Virginia History, Volume 55 (1996). Extracted from the 1864 Adjutant General's Report.

Fluharty, Linda C., and Edward L. Phillips (editors/compilers). Carlin’s Wheeling Battery: A History of Battery “D” First West Virginia Light Artillery. Kearney, NE: Morris Publishing, 2005. 973.7454 C582 No.1d.

Frye, Dennis E. 2nd Virginia Infantry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1984. The 2nd Virginia Infantry included the Jefferson Guards (A), Hamtramck Guards (B), Botts Greys (G), Letcher Riflemen (H), and Floyd Guards (K) from Jefferson County, and the Berkeley Border Guards (D) and Hedgesville Blues from Berkeley County. 973.7454 C582 no. 2b.

Frye, Dennis E. 12th Virginia Cavalry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1988. The 12th Virginia Cavalry included Companies A, B and D from Jefferson County. 973.7454 C582 no. 12b.

“Gilmer County State Troops. 165 Rgt. & Scouts. Enrolled and Enlisted.” Typed list of soldiers in the Union militia of Gilmer County. 973.7454 G486Pam.

Goodheart, Briscoe. History of the Independent Loudoun Virginia Rangers: U.S. Vol. Cav. (Scouts) 1862-1865. Washington, D.C. : Press of McGill & Wallace, 1896. A unit closely associated with West Virginia. 973.7455 G652.

Grebner, Constantin. “We Were the Ninth”: A History of the Ninth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry April 17, 1861, to June 7, 1864. Kent, OH, and London, England: Kent State University Press, 1987 [Originally published as “Die Neuner” Eine Schilderung der Kriegjahre des 9ten Regiments Ohio Vol. Infanterie, vom 17. April 1861 bis 7. Juni 1864 (Cincinnati: S. Rosenthal & Co., 1897). Regiment participated in the 1861 West Virginia campaigns and fought at such places as Carnifex Ferry in Nicholas County. 973.7471 G788.

Griffith, Joe. History of Company G, 11th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry From Coalsmouth to Richmond, 1862-1865. Roswell, GA: Published by the author, 1995. Features detailed history, diary entries from various sources, and December 1864 roster. 973.7454 C582 no. 11b.

Gunn, Ralph White. 24th Virginia Infantry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1987. The 24th included Company G from Mercer County. 973.7454 C582 no.24.

Hackley, Woodford B. A Sketch of Company "D" Fourth Virginia Cavalry. Richmond: Dietz Printing Company, 1927. Includes company history and complete roster with details of wartime activities. 973.7454 C582 no.4.

Hannaford, E. The Story of a Regiment: A History of the Campaigns, and Associations in the Field, of the Sixth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Cincinnati: Published by the author, 1868. The 6th OVI participated in the 1861 West Virginia campaigns at Philippi, Laurel Hill, Middle Fork Bridge, Corrick’s Ford, Beverly, Huttonsville, Cheat Mountain. 973.7471 H243.

Harris, Nelson. 17th Virginia Cavalry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1994. The 17th Virginia Cavalry included Companies A and E from Mercer County, the Harrison Cavalry (B) from Harrison, the Lewis Cavalry (C) from Lewis, Company D from Monroe, the Night Hawk Rangers (F) from Roane, Jackson, Wood and Wirt counties, Companies G and H from Jackson County, and Company I from Braxton and Nicholas counties. 973.7454 C582 no. 17.

Hewitt, William. History of the Twelfth West Virginia Volunteer Infantry: The Part It Took in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. Published by the Twelfth West Virginia Infantry Association, 1892. Detailed history of the regiment. 973.7454 C582 no.12.

Hewitt, William. History of the Twelfth West Virginia Volunteer Infantry: The Part It Took in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 [and the Story of Andersonville and Florence] . Published by the Twelfth West Virginia Infantry Association, 1892. Detailed history of the regiment. [This is a reprint including some new material and an index – Charleston, WV: 35th Star Publishing, 2011 – to be cataloged].

Holliday, George H. On The Plains In ‘65 – Twelve Months in the Volunteer Cavalry Service, Among the Indians of Nebraska, Colorado, Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. Dedicated to the Grand Army of the Republic by the author, [n.d.]. “Books On Demand”/Reproduction: Photocopy/Ann Arbor, MI/ UMI/2002. Personal account by a member of Co. G, 6th West Virginia Veteran Cavalry. 973.7454 H739.

Horton, Joshua, and Solomon Teverbaugh. A History of the Eleventh Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Dayton, OH: W. J. Shuey, Printer and Publisher, “Telescope” Office, 1866. Regiment spent time in early West Virginia campaigns under Gen. Jacob D. Cox in the Kanawha Valley and surrounding counties. 973.7471 H823h.

Johnston, A. S. Captain Beirne Chapman and Chapman's Battery: An Historical Sketch. Reprint, Union, WV: Monroe Watchman, 1991. Includes history, roster, and notes. 973.7455 J72c [also 973.73 J64Pam.].

Jones, Eugene Wise. “Lieutenant Colonel John J. Polsley, 7th West Virginia Regiment, 1861- 1865”. M.A. Thesis, University of Akron, 1949. Detailed history of regiment. 973.7454 J76.

“Kanawha County State Troops – Enrolled and Enlisted.” Typed list of soldiers in the Union militia of Kanawha County. 973.7454 K16Pam.

Kesterson, Brian S. Campaigning With the 17th Virginia Cavalry Night Hawks at Monocacy. Washington, WV: Night Hawk Press, 2005. 973.7454 C582 no. 17d.

Lewis, Jack Walter. A History of John Paul Lewis and the 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry. Eagle Rock, VA: Published by author, 1997. Brief history of the regiment. 973.7454 C582 no.1d.

Lowry, Terry. 22nd Virginia Infantry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1988. The 22nd included the Border Rifles (Company A) and the Elk River Tigers from Kanawha County, the Border Rifles (B) of Jackson County, the Mountain Cove Guards (C) from Fayette County, and the Nicholas Blues (D) from Nicholas County. 973.7454 C582 no.22.

Lowry, Terry. 26th Battalion Virginia Infantry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1991. Also known as Edgar’s Battalion, included Co. A (The Charleston Sharpshooters), Co. B from Greenbrier and Monroe counties, Co. C from Mercer County, Co. D from Greenbrier and Monroe counties, Co. E from Greenbrier and Fayette counties, and Co. F (Red Sulphur Yankee Hunters) from Monroe. 973.7454 C582 no. 26.

Lowther, H. M. Record and Roll of Company G – 10th Virginia Cavalry. Published by author. [s.l.]: [n.p.], [n.d.]. Includes diary, transaction records and company roster. 973.7454 C582 no.10b.

Lyle, Rev. W. W. Lights and Shadows of Army Life or, Pen Pictures from the Battlefield, the Camp, and the Hospital. Cincinnati: R. W. Carroll and Co., 1865. Written by the Chaplain of the 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which spent much of 1861-62 in the Kanawha Valley and New River Valley areas of West Virginia. Strong on religious content yet detailed accounts of camp and hospital life in particular. 973.7 L98.

Matheny, H. E. Major General Thomas Maley Harris . . . a member of the Military Commission that tried the President Abraham Lincoln conspirators . . . and Roster of the 10th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 1861-1865. Parsons, WV : McClain Printing Company, 1963. 973.7454 M426.

“Military Record Cabell County”. Typed list of soldiers in the Union militia of Cabell County. 973.7454 C114Pam.

“Military Record Marshall County.” Typed list of soldiers in the Union militia of Marshall County. 973.7454 M367Pam.

“Military Records Clay County.” Typed list of soldiers in the the Union militia of Clay County. 973.7454 C619Pam.

Mish, Anne. 14th West Virginia Infantry Regiment. Center Point, WV: Swiger Run Pictorial Library, [n.d. – possibly 2001]. 973.7454 C582 no. 141PAM.

Moore, Robert H, II. Graham’s Petersburg, Jackson’s Kanawha, and Lurty’s Roanoke Horse Artillery. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1996. Jackson’s Kanawha Artillery was from Kanawha County and was originally called Hale’s Battery or the Kanawha Artillery, and Lurty’s Battery had West Virginia men and served some time in West Virginia. 973.7455 M823.

“Morgan County Home Guard – State Troops. Enrolled and Enlisted, on rolls dated Aug. 9, 1865.” Typed list of Morgan County soldiers in the Union militia. 973.7454 M847Pam.

Newcomer, C. Armour. Cole’s Cavalry or Three Years in the Saddle in the Shenandoah Valley. Baltimore: Cushing & Company, 1895. Regiment saw extensive action in the eastern panhandle at Harpers Ferry, Bolivar Heights, and Charles Town. 973.7452 N541.

“Nicholas County State Troops Enrolled and Enlisted Men.” Typed list of soldiers from the various Union militia units of Nicholas County. 973.7454 N597Pam.

O'Brien, Katherine. “The Seventh West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865.” M.A. Thesis, West Virginia University, 1965. Features detailed history of regiment's wartime record. 973.7454 C582 no.7c.

Osborne, Randall, and Jeffrey C. Weaver. The Virginia State Rangers and State Line. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1994. The 1st Regiment Company A included men from Logan and Wayne counties, Company B from Boone, Company C and G from Wayne, Companies E and K from Logan, Company F from Cabell, Company H from Logan and Wyoming, and Company I from Cabell and Logan. The 2nd Regiment included Company I from Wyoming, Company H from Wayne, Cabell and Logan, and Company K from Boone. The 3rd Regiment included the Moccasin Rangers (A) of Calhoun, Company B from Gilmer, Webster, Braxton and Jackson, Company C from Harrison, Jackson, Ritchie and Taylor, Company D from Calhoun, Jackson, Pocahontas, Preston and Wirt, Company E from Gilmer, Company G from Roane, and Company I from Lewis and Webster. The 4th Regiment included Company A from Logan and surrounding counties, Company E from Kanawha, and Company G from Wayne and Cabell. The 5th Regiment included Company A from Logan County. Many of these companies were later incorporated into other Virginia regiments. 973.7455 O81v.

Phillips, Edward L., (comp.). Wheeling’s Finest – A History of Battery “D” First West Virginia Light Artillery. Wheeling, WV: The author, 2002. Information compiled from the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer. 974.7454 C582 no. 1a.

“Pleasants County State Troops – 191st Regt. Enrolled and Enlisted.” Typed list of soldiers of the 191st Pleasants County Union Militia. Many listed as being on the Jones and Morgan raids expeditions. 973.7454 P724Pam.

Rawling, C. J. History of the First Regiment Virginia Infantry Being a Narrative of the Military Movements in the Mountains of Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley and East of the Blue Ridge During the War of the Rebellion, of the First Regiment Virginia Infantry Volunteers – Three Months’ and Three Years’ Service. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1887, reprint: Charleston, WV: Quarrier Press, 2002]. Reprint history of the 1st West Virginia Infantry with new material from Tim McKinney and many new photographs. 973.7454 C582 no. 1.

Reader, Frank S. History of the Fifth West Virginia Cavalry, Formerly the Second Virginia Infantry, and of Battery G. First West Va. Light Artillery. New Brighton, PA: Daily News, 1890. Includes detailed history of regimental service, company rosters and histories, and biographies and photos of individuals. 973.7454 C582 no.5.

Reidenbaugh, Lowell. 27th Virginia Infantry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1993. This regiment included the Monroe Guards (D) from Monroe County, the Greenbrier Rifles (E) and Greenbrier Sharp Shooters (F) from Greenbrier County, and the Shriver Grays (G) from Ohio County. 973.7454 C582 no.27.

Reidenbaugh, Lowell. 33rd Virginia Infantry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1987. The 33rd included the Potomac Guards (A) of Hampshire County and the Moorefield Greys (F) from Hardy. 973.7454 C582 no.33.

Rosters of Companies A Through K, Thirty-First Regiment of Virginia Volunteers. [s.l.]: [n.p.], [n.d.]. Detailed rosters, muster rolls, record of events. 973.7454 C582 no. 31b.

Sawyer, Franklin. A Military History of the 8th Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf’y: Its Battles, Marches, and Army Movements. Cleveland, OH: Fairbanks & Co. Printers, 1881 [reprint. Huntington, WV: Blue Acorn Press, 1994]. Regiment served at Blue’s Gap, Romney, Paw Paw, Bloomery Gap and Bolivar Heights. 973.7471 S271.

Scott, J. L. Lowry's, Bryan's, and Chapman's Batteries of Virginia Artillery. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1988. These three batteries were composed primarily of men from Monroe County, though some were from Greenbrier and what would become Summers County. 973.7455 S427.

Scott, J. L. 23rd Battalion Virginia Infantry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1991. The 23rd included Company B of Mercer County and Company F from Marion County. 973.7454 C582 no.23.

Scott, J. L. 36th Virginia Infantry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1987. The 36th included the Buffalo Guards (A) from Putnam County, Logan County Wildcats (B) and Chapmanville Riflemen (C) from Logan County, the Boone Rangers (D) from Boone County, the Raleigh Rangers (E) from Raleigh, the Mountain Riflemen (F) from Nicholas, the Western Riflemen (G) of Roane, and the Fairview Rifle Guards. 973.7454 C582 no.36.

Scott, J. L. 36th and 37th Battalions Virginia Cavalry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1986. These two battalions included Company B from Braxton County, Company C from Cabell and Putnam counties, and Company D from Kanawha and Greenbrier counties. 973.7454 C582 no.37.

Scott, J. L. 60th Virginia Infantry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1997. The 60th was primarily from the counties of Monroe, Greenbrier, and Fayette. 973.7454 C582 no. 60.

Scott, William F. Philander P. Lane, Colonel of Volunteers in the Civil War, Eleventh Ohio Infantry. Privately printed, 1920. A bio of Col. Lane which includes the 1861 campaigns of the 11th OVI in the Kanawha Valley and surrounding counties of West Virginia. 973.7471 S431.

Sherwood, George L. 59th Virginia Infantry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1994. The 59th included Beirne's Sharpshooters (B1) from Monroe County, the White Sulphur Rifles (B2) and Red Sulphur Yankee Hunters (C2) from Greenbrier, and the Princeton Guard (I2) from Mercer. 973.7454 C582 no.59.

Slease, William D. The Fourteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry in the Civil War. Butler, PA: Mechling Associates, Inc., [n.d.]. [reprint, Pittsburgh, PA: Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Hall and Military Museum, 1999]. Regiment saw extensive action in West Virginia and had major roles in the battles at White Sulphur Springs, Droop Mountain, and Averell’s Salem Raid. 973.7448 S632.

Stephenson, Darl L. Headquarters in the Brush: Blazer’s Independent Union Scouts. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2001. An elite unit of scouts culled primarily from Ohio and West Virginia units and serving primarily in West Virginia. 973.741 S836.

Stevens, Robert Allan. The Bracken Rangers: Company K, 28th Regiment, 1st Indiana Cavalry – And essays on the American Civil War. Miami: Three Stars Press, c2010. The Bracken Rangers and Capt. R. R. Stewart’s Independent Company Indiana Cavalry both served in West Virginia in 1861, Bracken at Bartow, Cheat Mountain and Camp Allegheny, and Stewart at Carnifex Ferry and Sewell Mountain. Bios and newspaper reports. 973.76 S845.

Sutton, J. J. History of the Second Regiment West Virginia Cavalry Volunteers During the War of the Rebellion. Portsmouth, OH: [n.p.], 1892. Regimental history, rosters, sketches. List by company of survivors. 973.7454 C582 no.2. [also 2001 reprint with additional photos and material].

Thirty-First Virginia Infantry, C.S.A.: Muster Rolls and Record of Events, Etc. [s.l.]: [n.p.], [n.d.]. Features company rosters, muster rolls and company events. 973.7454 C582 no. 31c.

Turner, Ronald R. 7th West Virginia Cavalry. Manassas, VA: R. R. Turner, 1989. Lists officers and men of the regiment (formerly the 8th Virginia Infantry), brief summary of troop movements, and detailed roster, with a paragraph of info on each soldier including birth, death and marriage records. 973.7454 C582 no.7.

“Upshur County State Troops. Farnsworth Blues; Upshur Scouts; Weston Home Grds. & 133 Rgt., Co’s A to G. Enrolled and Enlisted.” Typed list of soldiers in the Union militia of Upshur County. 974.7454 U69Pam.

Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1986. Detailed guide to all the Virginia Confederate regiments, battalions, companies, militia, rangers, etc. along with names of officers, counties represented, and descriptions of some organizations. 973.7455 W191.

“War Records Wetzel County.” Typed list of soldiers in the Union militia of Wetzel County. 973.7454 W544Pam.

Weaver, Jeffrey C. 45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1994. These battalions included Company A from Boone County, Company B from Logan and Wyoming counties, Company C from Wyoming, Companies D and E from Logan, and Company K from Wayne County. 973.7454 C582 no.45b.

Weaver, Jeffrey C. Thurmond's Partisan Rangers and Swann's Battalion of Virginia Cavalry. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1993. These units were comprised almost entirely of men from what is now southern West Virginia. 973.7455 W363t.

Weaver, Jeffrey C. The Virginia Home Guards. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1996. This volume includes information and rosters on Home Guard units in Greenbrier, Hampshire, Mercer, and Pocahontas counties. 973.7455 W363w.

Weaver, Jeffrey C. Virginia Regimental Histories Series Index (Vol. 1-4). Saltville, VA : Jeffrey C. Weaver, 2005. An alphabetical listing of every Confederate Virginia soldier mentioned in the numerous volumes of the Harold Howard Virginia Regimental Histories Series, along with regiment. Also a listing of regiments and companies by county. 973.7454 C582Index.

West, Michael. 30th Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1995. This battalion included Company A from Raleigh County, Company B from Mercer, Company C from Monroe and Company F from Roane County. 973.7454 C582 no.30.

West, Michael. The Gauley, Mercer and Western Artillery. Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Regimental Histories, 1991. These three companies were from Raleigh, Mercer and Monroe counties. 973.7455 W519.

Wildes, Thomas F. Record of the One Hundred and Sixteenth Regiment Ohio Infantry Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion. Sandusky, OH: I. F. Mack & Bros., Printers, 1884. Regiment served in West Virginia at Moorefield, Romney, Martinsburg and Harpers Ferry. 973.7471 W673.

Williams, George T. Company A, 37th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. Published by the author, n.d. Wartime recollections by member of the 37th Battalion. 973.7454 C582 no. 37.

Williams, T. Harry. Hayes of the Twenty-Third, The Civil War Volunteer Officer. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. Civil War career of Col. (later President of the U.S.) Rutherford B. Hayes and his 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The regiment served extensively in West Virginia through much of the war. 973.7471 W727.

Wise, Henry A. R. L. I. Blues. Speech of Gen. H. A. Wise, War Roll, Roll of Honorary Members, and the Present Roll of the Company. 1874. Richmond, VA: Clemmitt & Jones, Book & Job Printers, 1874. The Richmond Light Infantry Blues served in the 1861 Kanawha Valley Campaign under Gen. Henry A. Wise. 973.74 R41Pam.

Zimmerman, Diane H. Pvt. Joseph R. Thompson – A Yankee Volunteer in the Civil War – 1st WV Regiment, Light Artillery, Battery E. [n.p.], [n.d.]. 973.7454 C582no. 1art.


Letters and Personal Reminiscences

Barr (Barre), Henrietta F. The Civil War Diary of Mrs. Henrietta Fitzhugh Barr (Barre), 1862-1863, Ravenswood, Virginia (West Virginia). Marietta, OH: Marietta College, 1963. Civilian observations in Jackson County, West Virginia, during the war. 973.782 B268. [Also 973.782 B268Pam].

Barton, Thomas H. Autobiography of Dr. Thomas H. Barton, the Self-Made Physician of Syracuse, Ohio, including a History of the Fourth Regt. West Va. Vol. Inf’y with an Account of Col. Lightburn’s Retreat. Charleston: West Virginia Printing Co., 1890. Includes a detailed account of the 4th West Virginia Infantry. B B293.

Beatty, John. The Citizen-Soldier: The Memoirs of a Civil War Volunteer. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1998 [originally printed by Wilsatch, Baldwin & Co., Cincinnati, 1879]. A member of the 3rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry in West Virginia in 1861. 973.781 B369 1998.

Beatty, John. Memoirs of a Volunteer 1861-1863. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1946. One chapter devoted to the 1861 northern West Virginia campaigns by a member of the 3rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. 973.781 B369 1946.

Becker, Carl M., and Ritchie Thomas (editors). Hearth and Knapsack: The Ladley Letters, 1857-1880. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 1988. Oscar D. Ladley and the 75th Ohio Volunteer Infantry spent time in West Virginia in 1861 at Fairmont, Philippi, and Cheat Mountain. 973.7471 L155.

Benham, Henry W. Recollections of West Virginia Campaign, with the “Three Months Troops,” May, June and July, 1861, By an Engineer Officer. Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers, 1873. Benham was involved in the actions at Rich Mountain, Laurel Hill and Corrick’s Ford. 973.731 B466Pam.

Benson, Evelyn A., (comp.). With the Army of West Virginia 1861-1864: Reminiscences & Letters of Lt. James Abraham, Pennsylvania Dragoons, Company A, First Regiment, Virginia Cavalry. Lancaster, PA: Evelyn A. Benson, 1974. Personal experiences in the 1st West Virginia Cavalry, including the battle at Carnifex Ferry. 973.781 A159.

Boyd, Belle. Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison, written by herself. South Brunswick [N.J.]: T. Yoseloff, [1968]. B B789 1968.

Camden, Thomas B. My Recollections and Experiences of the Civil War or A Citizen of Weston During the Late Unpleasantness. Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Company, 2000. A citizen’s experiences in Lewis County, West Virginia. 973.76 C179.

Cammack, John H. Personal Recollections of Private John Henry Cammack: A Soldier of the Confederacy 1861-1865. Huntington, WV: Paragon Ptg. & Pub. Co., 1991. Cammack spent time in the 20th Virginia Cavalry and 31st Virginia Infantry. 973.782 C184 1991.

Chamberlayne, John Hampden, and Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne, ed. Ham Chamberlayne – Virginian; Letters and Papers of an Artillery Officer in the War of Southern Independence, 1861-1865. Richmond, VA: Press of the Dietz Printing Co., 1932. John H. Chamberlayne served in Co. F of the 21st Virginia Infantry, C.S.A. in 1861 in the mountains of (West) Virginia, writing from such locales as Huntersville, Valley Mountain, and Greenbrier Bridge. B C35.

Cox, Jacob D. Military Reminiscences of the Civil War. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1900. Two volume set with Vol. 1 presenting possibly the best account of the 1861-1862 Kanawha Valley campaigns. 973.781 C877 v.1.

Crayon, Mark. Life in the Irish Corner District During the Civil War (Greenbrier County, W, Va.). Ronceverte [?], WV: John Young Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1959. Mark Crayon was a pen name for Newton B. McDowell, who published a series of articles between February and May, 1926, in the Greenbrier News of Ronceverte, WV. 975.488 M138.

Cresswell, Stephen, (ed.). We Will Know What War Is: The Civil War Diary of Sirene Bunten. Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Company, 1993. Diary of a civilian girl residing at French Creek, West Virginia, during the war. 973.781 B942.

Crook, George, and Martin T. Schmitt (ed.). General George Crook: His Autobiography. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1940. Briefly covers his service in West Virginia 1861-1862 and account of battle of Lewisburg. B C948.

Dalzell, James M. Private Dalzell, His Autobiography, Poems and Comic War Papers. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1888. Includes his experiences with the 116th Ohio Infantry at Moorefield, Rich Mountain, Romney, etc. in 1862 and Decoration Day in Wheeling in 1888. 973.781 D153.

Dayton, Ruth Woods (ed.). The Diary of a Confederate Soldier: James E. Hall. [Lewisburg? WV], 1961. Hall, of Barbour County, West Virginia, served in the 31st Virginia Infantry, C.S.A. 973.782 H177.

Dewees, D. D. Recollections of a Lifetime. Eden, Calhoun County, WV, 1904. Experiences of a member of the 19th Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. B D516Pam: [ see also B D516 1997].

Dickinson, Henry C. Diary of Capt. Henry C. Dickinson, C.S.A. – Morris Island 1864-1865. Denver, CO: The Williamson-Haffner Co., [n.d.]. Prisoner of war diary of a member of the 2nd Virginia Cavalry whose family moved to Charleston, WV, where he became a prominent business leader in the postwar years. 973.782 D553.

Dickinson, Jack L. (ed.). The Civil War Diary of James Conrad Peters. Barboursville, WV: Jack L. Dickinson, 1990. Member of the 30th Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters, C.S.A. 973.782 P482.

Dickinson, Jack L. (ed.). Diary of a Confederate Sharpshooter: The Life of James Conrad Peters. Charleston, WV: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., Inc., 1997. Diary with annotations of a member of the 30th Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters, C.S.A. 973.781 D553.

Drickamer, Lee C., and Karen D. Drickamer (editors). Fort Lyon to Harper’s Ferry: On the Border of North and South with “Rambling Jour”: The Civil War Letters and Newspaper Dispatches of Charles H. Moulton (34th Mass. Vol. Inf.). Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Co., Inc., 1987. Sections on the Provost Marshal’s Office at Harpers Ferry. 973.781 D7791.

Eagan, Michael. The Flying, Gray-Haired Yank; or. The Adventures of a Volunteer. Philadelphia, PA: Hubbard Brothers, Publishers, 1883; reprinted, Leesburg, VA: Gauley Mountain Press, 1992. Experiences of an officer of the 15th West Virginia Infantry. 973.761 E28 1992.

Eby, Cecil D., Jr., (ed.). A Virginia Yankee in the Civil War: The Diaries of David Hunter Strother. Chapel Hill, NC : The University of North Carolina Press, 1961. David Hunter Strother was also known as “Porte Crayon” in his writings. 973.781 S925 [Library also has 1998 reprint].

Edgar, Alfred M. My Reminiscences of the Civil War: With the Stonewall Brigade and the Immortal 600. Alfred M. Edgar served in the 27th Virginia Infantry, C.S.A. Charleston, WV: 35th Star Publishing, 2011. [to be cataloged].

Elwood, John W. Elwood’s Stories of the Old Ringgold Cavalry 1847-1865. Coal Center, PA: Published by the author, 1914. Organization participated in activities at Grafton, Romney, Blue’s Gap, Beverly, New Creek, Petersburg, Lost River, Hunter’s Raid, and against McNeill’s Rangers. 973.781 E52.

Fluharty, Linda C. Civil War Letters of Lt. Milton B. Campbell, 12th West Virginia Infantry. Kearney, NE: Morris Publishing, 2004. 973.782 C189.

Foraker, Joseph B. Notes of a Busy Life. Cincinnati, OH: Stewart & Kidd Company, 1916. Foraker briefly mentions Scary Creek, Carnifex Ferry, Cheat Mountain and Greenbrier Bridge before he enlisted in the 89th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and served in the final stages of the 1862 Kanawha Valley Campaign. B F692 Vol. 1.

Fout, Frederick W. The Dark Days of the Civil War 1861 to 1865. St. Louis, MO: F. A. Wagenfuehr, 1904. Personal war experiences of Fout, a member of the 15th Indiana Battery. Chapters include the 1861 West Virginia campaign at Philippi, Laurel Hill, Corrick’s Ford, and the 1862 seizure of Harpers Ferry. 973.73 F782.

Frost, Ephram W. The Ephram W. Frost Letters Written During the Civil War in West Virginia. H. E. Matheny Collection of West Virginia. [s.l.]: [n.p.],1957. Member of the 116th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and his letters from such places in West Virginia as Romney and Martinsburg. 973.781 F939.

Fulknier, Virginia (comp.). Dear Annie – A Collection of Letters 1860-1886. Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Company, 1969. Annie McFarland of Charleston, West Virginia and many letters from relatives in the Confederate Army, such as the 22nd Virginia Infantry. 973.782 F964.

Graham, Hester M. The Prose and Poetry of a Southern Woman: Victoria F. C. Hansford Teass – 1837-1903. Marble Falls, TX: privately printed, 1994. Pro-southern civilian account of the war in the Kanawha Valley. B T253.

Haas, Ralph, and Philip Ensley (ed.). Dear Esther: The Civil War Letters of Private Aungier Dobbs, Centreville, Pennsylvania, Company “A”, The Ringgold Cavalry Company, 22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry, June 29, 1861-October 31, 1865. Apollo, PA : Closson Press, 1991. Ringgold cavalry saw extensive action in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. 973.7448 H112.

Hatcher, Charles Silas. Recollections of the Civil War 1861-1865. Blacksburg, VA: Les Oakes, 2001. Hatcher, from Mercer County, (West) Virginia, was a member of Co. I, 36th Virginia Infantry, C.S.A. 973.782Y H361Pam.

Hatten, Claire A., (researcher). The Private Civil War Journal of Daniel S. Judson, Co. C, 7th Regt. Ohio. [n.p.], [n.d.]. Letters and journal of a member of the 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the 1861 Kanawha Valley Campaign including the battle of Kessler’s Cross Lanes in Nicholas County, West Virginia. 973.781 H366.

Hechler, Ken (ed.). Soldier of the Union: Private George Hechler’s Civil War Service. Charleston, WV: Pictorial Histories Publishing, 2011. Civil War letters of the author’s ancestors who served in the 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, including the first two years of the war in West Virginia and the battle of Lewisburg. 973.781 HECHLER.

Hodam, James H. Sketches and Personal Reminiscences of the Civil War as Experienced by a Confederate Soldier Together with Incidents of Boyhood Life of Fifty Years Ago. Eugene, OR: Western Printers, Inc., 1995. Experiences of a soldier of the 17th Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. 973.782 H687.

James, James R. To See the Elephant: The Civil War Letters of John A. McKee (1861-1865). Leawood, KS: Leathers Publishing, 1998. A soldier in the 44th Ohio Volunteer Infantry which participated in the battle of Lewisburg and saw much action in West Virginia973.781 J27t.

Johnson, Mary E., (ed.). From a “whirlpool of death . . . to victory”: Civil War Remembrances of Jesse Tyler Sturm, 14th West Virginia Infantry. Charleston, WV: West Virginia History, 2002. 973.781 S936.

Johnston, David E. Four Years a Soldier. Princeton, WV: [n.p.], 1887. Experiences of a member of the 7th Virginia Infantry, C.S.A. Only connection to West Virginia is that he resided in Mercer County for a number of years starting in 1870. 973.782 J72.

Kesterson, Brian S. The Last Survivor: The Memoirs of George William Watson: A Horse Soldier in the 12th Virginia Cavalry (Confederate States Army). Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Company, 1993. 973.7454 C582no.12c.

Kesterson, Brian S., (ed.). Dear Sir … Dear Miss … The Letters of Granville B. Mann, Company A, 30th Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters & Miss Lucinda Maria Virginia (Chandler) Mann. Washington, WV: Nighthawk Press, 2007. 973.782 M281.

King, John R. My Experience in the Confederate Army and in Northern Prisons. Clarksburg, WV: Stonewall Jackson Chapter, No. 1333, United Daughter of the Confederacy, 1917. Marion County, West Virginia native serving in the 25th Virginia Infantry, C.S.A. 973.782 K53.

Leib, Charles. Nine Months in the Quartermaster’s Department; or, The Chances for Making a Million. Cincinnati: Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co., Printers, 1862. Quartermaster for McClellan and Rosecrans in the 1861 West Virginia campaigns. 973.781 L525.

Lemley, T. H. B. Civil War Diary. [n.p.], [n.d.]. Diary of T. H. B. Lemley, 1st West Virginia Cavalry, covering period August 28th, 1861 to July 4th, 1863, with a record of his financial account for August of 1863. 973.781 L554.

Marmion, Annie P. Under Fire: An Experience in the Civil War. [s.l.]: [n.p.], [1959]. Experiences of an eight-year old civilian in the Harpers Ferry area. 973.781 M351Pam.

Mays, James H., and Lee Mays (ed.). Four Years for Old Virginia. Los Angeles, CA: The Swordsman Publishing Company, 1970. Memoirs of a veteran of the 22nd Virginia Infantry, C.S.A., edited by his son, Lee Mays. 973.782 M474.

McClellan, George B. McClellan’s Own Story: The War for the Union, The Soldiers Who Fought It, The Civilians Who Directed It and His Relations to It and to Them. New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1886 [1887]. Includes Gen. George B. McClellan’s 1861 campaign in (West) Virginia. B M126.

McLaurin, King, (ed.). The Story of Walter Fields McWhorter, Recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, His Observations Of and For the Year 1865 - Civil War Diary of Walter Fields McWhorter, 3rd Div., 3rd W.Va. Cav., 3rd Brigade, Co. E – Year 1865. St. Petersburg, FL: Privately printed, 1990. 973.781 M177.

Miller, E. Lynn. Fresh Fish: A Civil War Prisoner’s Story. Parsons, WV.: McClain Printing Company, 2003. Story of a Braxton County, West Virginia, Confederate prisoner of war from the 62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry. 973.772 M647.

Moore, Madeline. The Lady Lieutenant: A Wonderful, Startling and Thrilling Narrative of the Adventures of Miss Madeline Moore, Who in order to be near her lover, joined the Army, was elected Lieutenant, and fought in Western Virginia under the renowned General McClellan; and afterwards at the Great Battle of Bull’s Run. Philadelphia, PA: Barclay & Co., 1862. Fictional account with the 1861 (West) Virginia campaign as a background, including Laurel Hill, Beverly, Cheat Mountain Pass, and the death of Gen. Garnett. F F157Pam.

Morgan, H. Wayne, (ed.). A Civil War Diary of William McKinley. [s.l.]: [n.p.], 1960. Reprinted from the Ohio Historical Quarterly, July, 1960. Future U.S. President William McKinley and his experiences with the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry in (West) Virginia in 1861. 973.781 M158Pam.

Morgan, John. The Last Dollar or Uncle Tom’s Cabin Inverted and the Pilgrim’s Progress Exemplified. Kansas City, MO: Franklin Hudson Publishers, 1994. The Morgan farm in Putnam County, West Virginia, was used as a hospital during the battle of Scary Creek, and one family member was killed in the battle of Fayetteville, Fayette County, West Virginia. Civilian life in Putnam County during the war. 973.782 M898 1994.

“Narrow Escapes of the Civil War by Soldiers in Their Own Words”. Reprinted from the Ironton Register newspaper. Personal accounts by many West Virginia and Ohio Civil War soldiers written for the paper 1886-1888. Indexed by Sheri K. Pettit, 1998. 973.1 P511.

Newlin, W. H. An Account of the Escape of Six Federal Soldiers from Prison at Danville, Va.: Their Travels by Night Through the Enemy’s Country to the Union Pickets at Gauley Bridge, West Virginia in the Winter of 1863-64. Cincinnati: Western Methodist Book Concern Print, 1889. Part of the escape route includes Monroe, Greenbrier, and Fayette counties of West Virginia. Newlin, of the 71st Illinois, mentions Kanawha Falls, Camp Reynolds, and the 5th (West) Virginia Infantry. 973.781 N549.

O’Ferrall, Charles T. Forty Years of Active Service. New York and Washington: The Neale Publishing Company, 1904. O’Ferrall served as lieutenant colonel and colonel of the 23rd Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. Includes one chapter on the Jones-Imboden Raid. 973.782 O31.

Otis, Eliza A. W., and Harrison G. Otis. Architects of Our Fortune: The Journal of Eliza A. W. Otis – 1860-1863 – with Letters and Civil War Journal of Harrison Gray Otis. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library Press, 2001. Harrison G. Otis served in the 12th Ohio Volunteer Infantry which spent much time in the Kanawha Valley and surrounding area. 973.781 O88.

Patrick, Jeffrey L., (ed.). Three Years With Wallace’s Zouaves: The Civil War Memoirs of Thomas Wise Durham. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2003. Durham of the 11th Indiana Infantry participated in the 1861 West Virginia campaigns. 973.7472 D961.

Perry, Thomas H. From Youth to Old Age. [s.l.]: [n.p.], [n.d.]. Thomas Hawkins Perry relates his experiences in the vicinity of Cabell County during the war with Co. F, 1st Virginia State Line, C.S.A. B P465.

Phillips, Mrs. Sylvester. “Journal of Mrs. Sylvester Phillips.” Transcription of the original journal/diary of Mrs. Sylvester B. Phillips during the war, from her homes at French Creek and Buckhannon, when her husband was a captain in the 6th West Virginia Cavalry. Diary ends in June 1863. Original diary was given to Upshur County Historical Society in 1959 by Beatrice A. Giffin. B P562.

Pinkerton, Allan. The Spy of the Rebellion being a true History of the Spy System of the United States Army During the War of the Rebellion. New York : G. W. Carleton & Co., Publishers, 1883. Includes account of Pryce Lewis, Federal spy in the Kanawha Valley in 1861. 973.785 P655.

Pryor, Mrs. Roger A. Reminiscences of Peace and War. New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, 1905. Includes a brief description of an episode at the August 26-27, 1863 battle of White Sulphur Springs. B P973.

Reynolds, William Clark. “Diary of William Clark Reynolds 1860-1861”. [s.l.] : [n.p.], 1956. Transcription of the diary of William Clark Reynolds, Co. H (Kanawha Riflemen), 22nd Virginia Infantry, C.S.A. B R466Pam.

Richardson, D. Darlene., (ed.). The Civil War Diaries of Ellen Adair and Capt. Thaddeus P. Waldo, C.S.A. [n.p.], [n.d.]. Waldo was a member of the 17th Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. 973.782 W165.

Robertson, James I., Jr. (ed.). Soldier of Southwestern Virginia: The Civil War Letters of Captain John Preston Sheffey. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2004. Letters of Capt. John P. Sheffey of the 8th Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. 973.7455 S542.

Rouse, J. H. Horrible Massacre Guyandotte, Va., and a journey to the Rebel capital, with a description of prison life in a tobacco warehouse at Richmond. [s.l.]: [s.n.], 1862. Rouse was surgeon of the 9th West Virginia Infantry. RB973.77 R863Pam.

Roush, Herbert L., Sr. If Thou Wilt Remember: A Historical Narrative. Lowell, Michigan: Modern Printing, 1995. The story of David M. Burrows, 13th West Virginia Infantry. 973.781 R863 1995.

Sanders, Jack, (comp./author). Guarding the River, the Canal, and the Railroad: Papers of Captain Benjamin Burbridge Shaw, Commanding Officer, Company D, 2nd Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade, Maryland Volunteers. Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Company, 1998. Numerous letters written from various camps in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. 973.7 S215.

Sedinger, James D. “The Border Rangers”. Bound manuscript transcription. Sedinger was a member of Co. E, 8th Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. 973.782 S448.

Senseney, C. H. Address Delivered by C. H. Senseney to His Comrades at the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Enlistment of Battery “D,” 1st W. Va. Light Artillery, (Volunteers) at Wheeling, W. Va. August 20, 1912. Wheeling: Charles Prager, The Job Printer, 1912. Includes a roster. [Photostatic copy]. [To be cataloged].

Smith, Addison Austin. The Story of the Life and Trials of a Confederate Soldier and the Great Loop He Made in Three Years. Ripley, WV: E. D. Williams, 1994. Narrative and wartime letters of an officer in Co. G, 17th Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. 973.782 S642.

Stark, William. Article Concerning the 34th Massachusetts Volunteers’ March Over the Alleghenies by Harpers Ferry By Way of the New, Kanawha, and Ohio Rivers. [s.l.]: [n.p.], [n.d.]. From the Atlantic Monthly magazine of Boston. Stark was a member of the 34th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and relates his experiences in the Lynchburg Campaign and movements through West Virginia. 973.782 S795Pam.

Strother, David H. Personal Recollections of the War by a Virginian. Springfield, OH: F. W. Gudchin, 1944. A compilation of Strother’s articles from Harper’s magazine between 1866 and 1868. Compiled and arranged by Orton G. Rust and bound by F. W. Gudchin. 973.781 S925p.

Taylor, James E. With Sheridan – Up the Shenandoah Valley in 1864. Leaves from a Special Artists Sketch Book and Diary. Dayton, OH: Morningside House, Inc., 1989. Numerous sketches and accounts in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, including such places as Harpers Ferry, Bunker Hill, Martinsburg, etc. 973.78 T243.

Thacker, Victor L., (ed.). French Harding: Civil War Memoirs. Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Company, 2000. French served as an officer in the 31st Virginia Infantry and 20th Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. 973.782 H263.

Venable, Matthew Walton. Eighty Years After. Charleston, WV: Hood-Hiserman-Brodhag Company, 1929. Although much family history is discussed, Venable gives a rare and detailed account of his service in the 1st Regiment of Confederate Engineers. He settled in Charleston as a prosperous business man after the war. B V55.

Westfall, Henry F. “Diary of Henry F. Westfall 1861”. [s.l.]: [n.p.], 1939. Transcription of diary of Henry F. Westfall who served in numerous Upshur County offices and was Brig. Gen. of the 20th Brigade (West) Virginia (Upshur County) Militia. Covers most of 1861 and part of 1862 and later. B W527Pam and B W527.

Whanger, Thomas R. “The Trail of Agony”: The Arduous Civil War Journey of David Whanger. Elverson, PA: Olde Springfield Shoppe, [n.d.]. David Whanger was a member of the 26th (Edgar’s) Battalion Virginia Infantry, C.S.A. 973.782 W552.

Wilding, George C. Memories of a Mountain Circuit: The Interesting and Romantic Story of the Amusing and Thrilling Experiences of a Young Methodist Preacher Among the Natives of the Allegheny Mountains, on the Divide Between the Two Virginias, More Than Fifty Years Ago. Richwood, WV: Nicholas News Co., 1924. Brief mention of the war in Nicholas County and the Carnifex Ferry battle. B 2673.

Williams, Charles R., (ed.). Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes – Vol. II – 1861-1865. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 1922. Hayes spent most of 1861-1863 in West Virginia, particularly in the Kanawha Valley area, and as colonel of the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, wrote extensive and detailed accounts of events. B H418 Vol. 2.

Williams, James. Civil War Diary of James Williams, Co. E, 17th WV Inf. – 3-Sep-1864 – 7-June-1865. [s.l.]: [n.p.], [n.d.]. Member of the 17th West Virginia Infantry. 973.781 W724Pam.

Wintz, William D., (ed.). Civil War Memoirs of Two Rebel Sisters. Charleston, WV: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., 1989. Diary experiences by one sister in the Kanawha Valley and the other in the Shenandoah Valley. 973.782W794c.

Wise, John S. The End of An Era. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company/The Cambridge Press, Cambridge, 1899. John S. Wise was the son of former Virginia governor and Confederate brigadier general Henry A. Wise. Gives some personal information on his father’s service in West Virginia during the war. 973.782 W812.


Spies and Guerilla Warfare

Colman, Penny. Spies! Women in the Civil War. Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books, 1992. Includes sections on female spies Nancy Hart and Belle Boyd. 973.785 C716.

Hale, Laura Virginia. Belle Boyd, Southern Spy of the Shenandoah. [s.l.]: [n.p.], [n.d.]. Sponsored by the Warren Rifles Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy. B B789Pam.

Hall, George A. Civilian War in West Virginia: The Moccasin Rangers. Shelbyville, KY: Wasteland Press, 2010. 973.73 H14c.

Noe, Kenneth W., and Shannon H. Wilson (ed.). The Civil War in Appalachia: Collected Essays. Knoxville, TN: The University of Tennessee Press, 1997. 973.713 N763.

Scarborough, Ruth. Belle Boyd, Siren of the South. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1983. The story of Confederate spy Belle Boyd. 973.786 S285.

Sigaud, Louis A. Belle Boyd, Confederate Spy. Richmond, VA: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1945. 973.786s.2 1945.

Smith, Gary C. The Beheading of Casper Prisler, An Innocent Boy or Civil War Spy?. Weston, WV: Smith Publishing, 2004. Incident at Butchers Run, Braxton County, (West) Virginia, in 1861 and transcript of trial. 973.785 S648Pam.

Sutherland, Daniel E. Guerillas, Unionists, and Violence on the Confederate Home Front. Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press, 1999. 973.71 S966.

Turk, David S. The Union Hole: Unionist Activity and Local Conflict in Western Virginia. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1994. Appendix contains the 108th Virginia Militia. 973.717 T939.


Counties

The Archives Library has numerous county histories which contain various article, memoirs, personal narratives, and general information on the war. Such books should be checked separately from this list. The books and pamphlets listed herein are those written primarily about the war within the specific counties. Allen, John H., (ed.). Miscellaneous Information – Monroe County in the War Between the States. Union, WV: Monroe County Historical Society, 2001. 975.478 M753m.

Calhoun, H. M. Twixt North and South. Franklin, WV: McCoy Publishing Company, 1974. History of the wartime years in Pendleton County, focusing on guerilla warfare. Also features list of citizen and soldiers from Pendleton confined in Camp Chase 1861-1865 and muster rolls of several companies. 973.7097 C152.

“Confederate Soldiers from Pocahontas County.” Typed list of names. 973.7454 P739Pam.

Cook, Roy Bird. Lewis County in the Civil War. Charleston, WV: Jarrett Printing Co., 1924. History of the Civil War in the county, formations of militia companies from July 1863, roster of Lewis County Independent Scouts, rosters for several companies from Lewis County, and miscellaneous veterans, as well as correspondence. 973.7097 C771.

Cummings, T. R. Roane County Blue and Gray: An Index of Soldiers of the Civil War, Including, Union, Confederate and Home Guard. Spencer, WV: Roane County Historical Society, 2000. 929.3 R628s.

Dickinson, Jack L. Wayne County, West Virginia in the Civil War. Salem, MA: Higginson Book Company, 2003. 973.709 D553w.

Engle, Stephen D. Thunder in the Hills: Military Operations in Jefferson County, West Virginia, During the American Civil War. Charleston, WV: Mountain State Press, The University of Charleston, 1989. 973.73 E58.

Geiger, Joe Jr. Civil War in Cabell County, West Virginia 1861-1865. Charleston, WV: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1991. Features listing of Union and Confederate soldiers from Cabell County, battle of Barboursville, skirmishes. 973.7097 G312.

Hardway, Ronald V. One Soldier’s Story and a Strange Encounter with Dangerous Bushwhackers – A Webster County Civil War Episode. Privately printed by author, 1999. 973.7 H267.

Hendricks, Sam M. Military Operations in Jefferson County, Virginia (and West Va.) 1861-1865. Shepherdstown, WV: Jefferson County Camp U.C.V., [n.d.]. Includes county military organizations and highway historical markers. Also contains a map dated 1911 showing location of Confederate historical markers. 973.73 C529.

Hite, Delmer R. Roster of Jackson County, West Virginia, Civil War Soldiers. Published by the author, 1972. Detailed rosters for Union, Confederate and Home Guard units in Jackson County. 973.7454 H675.

Hornbeck, Betty. Upshur Brothers of the Blue and the Gray. Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Company, 1967. Features history of conflict in the Upshur County vicinity, rosters of Upshur Grays (Company B of 25th Virginia Infantry), Upshur Blues (133rd Militia West Virginia State Troops), Battery E, 1st West Virginia Light Artillery, Company E, 6th West Virginia Cavalry, local cemetery records, the 10th West Virginia Infantry, and other miscellaneous companies from the area. 973.7454 H814.

Hudnall, William R. Three Confederate Soldiers from Kanawha County, West Virginia; The Hudnalls – Why and How They Served and the Men Who Led Them. New Canton, VA: Kelly’s Creek Publishers, 2001. 973.742 H884.

Humphreys, Milton W. Military Operations 1861-1863 – Fayette County, West Virginia. Fayetteville, WV: Charles Goddard, 1926. Personal history of the war by Humphreys, a member of Bryan’s Battery, King’s Artillery, C.S.A. Also has section written by Roy Bird Cook on the battle of Carnifex Ferry in Nicholas County, WV, for the 70th anniversary of the battle in 1931. 973.73H927 [also 074.73H 1926Pam].

Hurd, Arnold H., III. Tears on the Bluestone: A Civil War Portrait of Mercer County, Virginia, Now West Virginia. Printed in the U.S.A., 2007. Histories and biographical rosters of: The 151st Regiment Virginia Militia, Captain Richard B. Foley’s Flat Top Copperheads, and Mercer Camp, No. 858, United Confederate Veterans. 973.7097 H959.

Jackson County 141st Militia. Ripley, WV: Knightstep Imprints, 1995. Roster for Jackson County militia unit. 973.7454 K71.

Kessell, Leona Lynch. Monroe County West Virginia in the Civil War. Union, WV: Monroe County Historical Society, 2001. Master Thesis, indexed by John H. Allen. 973.7 K42.

Knotts, Robert J., Jr. Calhoun County in the Civil War. Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Company, 1982. Features county history, wartime activity in region, reminiscences, and list of some Civil War soldiers from Calhoun County. 973.7097 K72.

Lee Headquarters Trust, Inc. Greenbrier County in the Civil War 1861-1865. Ronceverte, WV: Lee Headquarters Trust, Inc., 1993. 975.488 G798.

MacKenzie, Scott A. The Civil War In Kanawha County, West Virginia 1860-1865. Thesis. University of Calgary, 2007. 973.731 M157.

Matheny, H.E. Wood County, West Virginia, in Civil War Times. Parkersburg, WV: Trans- Allegheny Books, Inc., 1987. Thorough history, photos, rosters of militia regiments, numerous Union companies and several Confederate companies. 973.7097 M426.

McKinney, Tim. The Civil War in Fayette County, West Virginia. Charleston, WV: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1988. 9737097 M158.

McKinney, Tim. The Civil War in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Charleston, WV: Quarrier Press, 2004. 973.7097 G798.

Shaffer, John W. Clash of Loyalties: A Border County in the Civil War. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press, 2003. A study of the Civil War in Barbour County, West Virginia. 973.78 S525.

Turner, David A., and Ronald R. Turner. Boone County, West Virginia Civil War Soldiers – The Turner Papers Vol. 2. Compiled and written by David and Ronald Turner. Manassas, VA: Ronald Ray Turner, 2002. 973.7097 T954.

United Daughters of the Confederacy, West Virginia Division, Randolph Chapter No. 267. Confederate Soldiers Who Enlisted from Randolph County, 1861-1865. [Elkins, WV?, 1920]. 973.742 U58cPam.

Voegele, F. B. Chronology of the Civil War in Berkeley County and a Walking Tour Around Martinsburg. Martinsburg, WV: The Martinsburg News Publishing Co., 1984. 973.73 V872Pam.

West Augusta Historical & Genealogical Society. Southern Sympathizers; Wood County Confederate Soldiers & A Sketch of the Nighthawk Rangers of Wood, Jackson, Wirt, and Roane Counties in West Virginia. Parkersburg, WV: West Augusta Historical & Genealogical Society, [n.d.]. Pages from an old manuscript. 973.742 S727.

West Virginia Writers Project – WPA. Of Stars and Bars (1861-1865). Charleston, WV: Workers of the Writers’ Program – Work Progress Administration in West Virginia, 1940. Short study of Braxton County, West Virginia, Confederate soldiers. 975.466 W956o.


Reunions and Veterans Organizations

Confederate Veterans. The Reunion of the West Virginia Division – Confederate Veterans and Sons of Confederate Veterans at Hinton, West Virginia, October 4 and 5, 1911. Charleston, WV: The News Mail Print, 1911. 369.173 U58Pam.

Confederate Veterans. Charter and By-Laws of Stonewall Jackson Camp – Confederate Veterans – Adopted March 12th, 1894. Charleston, WV: Moses W. Donnally, Printers, 1894. 369.173 U58c.

Confederate Veterans: Monument Unveiled June 14, 1906. [s.l.]: [n.p], 1906. Dedication of the Confederate monument at Lewisburg, WV. Numerous portrait photos, mostly postwar, of Greenbrier and Monroe County Confederate soldiers. 973.76C748Pam.

Dickinson, Jack L., and Mark Meadows. A History of Camp Garnett – United Confederate Veterans – Camp #902, Huntington, WV. Huntington, WV: Privately printed, 1987. U58d.

Roy, Russell A. List of Old Soldiers Who Attended the Philippi Celebration June 3, 1911 – Extracted from the June 7, 1911 Issue of the Daily Intermountain, Elkins, WV. [s.l.]: [n.p.], [1993]. 973.76 R888Pam.

Society of the Army of West Virginia. Proceedings of the Eleventh Reunion of the Society of the Army of West Virginia Held at Wheeling, W. Va., August 23, 24, 24, & 26, 1887. Wheeling, WV: Daily Intelligencer Steam Book and Job Press, 1888. 973.7454 S676

1887Pam. Society of the Army of West Virginia. Report of the Proceedings of the Society of the Army of West Virginia at the First Three Meetings, Held at Moundsville, West Virginia, September 22nd and 23rd, 1870. Wheeling, West Virginia, Oct. 19th and 20th, 1871. Marietta, Ohio, September 19th, 1879. Cincinnati, OH: Peter G. Thomson, 1880. 973.7454 S678Pam.

United Confederate Veterans, West Virginia Division. Proceedings – Convention of Confederate Veterans, Held at Charleston, W. Va., May 4th, 1897. [s.l.]: [n.p.], 1897. 369.173 U58pPam.

United Daughters of the Confederacy. Minutes of the United Daughters of the Confederacy West Virginia Held in Shepherdstown, W. Va. June 2, 1898. Parkersburg, WV: Baptist Banner Publishing Co. 1898. 369.175 U58m 1898-1911. [The Archives Library also has a copy of the report for each year of this organization through 1972, with the exception of the second one of 1899, and all utilizing the same call number].


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