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Photograph, View of soldiers in front of buildings at Camp Willey, Wheeling Island, 1862. Charles Jerome Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, View of rock outcropping, New River canyon, 1862. William Forbes Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, View of New River canyon, 1862. William Forbes Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, View of New River canyon, 1862. William Forbes Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, View of New River canyon, 1862. William Forbes Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, View of New River canyon, 1862. William Forbes Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, View of Kanawha Falls, 1862. William Forbes Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, View of Kanawha Falls, 1862. William Forbes Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, View of Kanawha Falls with building and men on the near side, 1862. William Forbes Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Tompkins' farm house with fence and fields, 1862. William Forbes Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Gauley toll bridge in background crossing Gauley River, 1862. William Forbes Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Gauley toll bridge, sign showing prices, 1862. William Forbes Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Uniformed pickets standing guard with guns, 1862. William Forbes Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Building, wagon and men at Kanawha Falls, 1862. William Forbes Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Confederate General William Wing Loring captured Charleston on September 13, including the salt works at Malden. He turned over command of his troops to General Echols on October 15. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Sketch of Parkersburg during the Civil War, ca. 1862. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Confederate Captain John Righter organized Company 4 of the Virginia Rangers on April 12, 1862 in Marion County. This group, originally stationed near Lewisburg, became Company C, 3rd Virginia State Line. Jack Sandy Anderson Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Confederate General Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) Jackson and his troops captured 12,500 Union soldiers at Harpers Ferry on September 15, the largest surrender of U. S. forces on American property until World War II. After destroying the railroad and some of the federal buildings in town, they abandoned the town later that month. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Daguerreotype of Civil War soldier John Ed Williams, 1862. Eleanor Williams Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Confederate General Albert Gallatin Jenkins resigned from the Confederate Congress on August 5. On August 24 his forces left Union and set out through western Virginia to the Ohio River. During this raid they captured Weston on August 31, Spencer on September 2, and Ravenswood on September 4. He was driven out of the Kanawha Valley on October 31. Library of Congress
Photograph, View of Harpers Ferry from the Maryland side of the Potomac showing the remains of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad bridge in the foreground and buildings of the federal musket factory in the background on the right, September or October 1862. Boyd B. Stutler Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Confederate General John Echols assumed command from General Loring on October 15, with orders to return to the Kanawha Valley and defend it. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Union General John C. Fremont assumed command of the Mountain District on March 20, 1862. In April he led troops to Fayetteville and Beckley and in May withdrew his troops to Franklin after the Battle of McDowell on May 8. Boyd B. Stutler Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Confederate General Henry Heth and his staff arrived in Lewisburg on February 25, 1862. On May 23, they were repelled by Colonel George Crook at the Battle of Lewisburg. Boyd B. Stutler Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, On May 8, Confederate Colonel John D. Imboden advertised for men to form a partisan rangers group to serve west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. His troops engaged Union troops near Hanging Rock, Hampshire County, on October 2. On November 9, he captured St. George, Tucker County. Boyd B. Stutler Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Confederate Colonel William L. Jackson assumed command of the Confederate forces at Huntersville in January 1862. Boyd B. Stutler Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Union General Frederick W. Lander and his troops reoccupied Romney on February 7, 1862. He died at Paw Paw, Morgan County on March 2 of wounds received during an earlier fight and pneumonia. Boyd B. Stutler Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Document, Map of western Virginia compiled and printed by the Coast Survey Office in 1862, showing railroads, rivers and major towns. Library of Congress
Photograph, Union Colonel Joseph A. J. Lightburn assumed command of the District of the Kanawha from General J. D. Cox on August 17, 1862. In October he moved his forces up the Kanawha River and skirmished with Confederate forces on October 23 at Poca. Boyd B. Stutler Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Document, Map showing the counties of the new state of West Virginia as printed in the New York Herald on December 14, 1862. Note that Jefferson and Berkeley counties are not included. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Union General Franz Sigel assumed command of the Union forces at Harpers Ferry on June 2. Boyd B. Stutler Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Sketch of Abraham Lincoln by Joseph H. Diss Debar drawn at Willard’s Hotel in Washington in 1864. Lincoln visited Harpers Ferry on October 1, 1862 after Union forces retook the town and signed the statehood bill creating West Virginia on December 31, 1862. Joseph H. Diss Debar Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Sketch of guerilla Dan Duskey by Joseph H. Diss Debar drawn in 1864. Duskey, a member of the Moccasin Rangers, was brought into federal court in Wheeling on April 11 for robbing the mail in Ripley, convicted on April 15 and sentenced to 4 years in federal prison on April 21. Joseph H. Diss Debar Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, “Hard Times in Ole Varginny, an’ Worse a Cumin’!” Harpers Illustrated, January 4, 1862. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, “General View of Harpers Ferry and the Maryland Heights,” Harpers Illustrated, October 4, 1862. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, “Ford Near Shepherdstown, on the Potomac – Picket Firing Across the River,” Harpers Illustrated, October 11, 1862. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, “The Philadelphia Corn Exchange Regiment Fording the Potomac Near Shepherdstown,” Harpers Illustrated, October 11, 1862. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, “Surprise of Rebels Between Hurricane and Logan, Western Virginia, by a Detachment of Colonel Piatt’s Zouaves (Thirty-Fourth Ohio Volunteers), Under Lieutenant Rowe,” Harpers Illustrated, January 18, 1862. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, “Charlestown, Virginia, From the Tower of the Episcopal Church, Now Used as a Signal Station by the National Troops,” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, November 8, 1862. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, “Portion of the Encampment of Gen. Banks’ Corps on Loudon Heights, Overlooking Harper’s Ferry, Va,” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, November 8, 1862. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, “National Signal Station on Loudon Heights, Harper’s Ferry, Communicating with the Station on Maryland Heights,” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, November 8, 1862. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, “J. W. Packham, Fifer and Regimental Marker of 34th Ohio Zouaves,” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, November 8, 1862. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, “The Main Street, Harper’s Ferry, Va. – Zouaves on Mules – Contrabands Hauling Guns – Officers Lounging, &c., October 16,” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, November 8, 1862. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, “Campaign in Virginia – a Street in Harper’s Ferry During the Passage of the Potomac by the National Troops from Maryland, Oct. 24, 1862,” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, November 15, 1862. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, “Campaign in Virginia – General Geary’s Division Crossing the Shenandoah from Harper’s Ferry to Take Possession of Loudon Heights,” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, November 15, 1862. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, “Campaign in Virginia – the Reconnoissance to Charlestown – Scene at the Railroad Station – Chivalrous Behavior of Secesh Lady,” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, November 15, 1862. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, “The War in Virginia – General Banks’s Division of the Army of the Potomac Crossing the Potomac River, at Harper’s Ferry, February 26th,” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, March 22, 1862. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, “War in Western Virginia – Rebel Guerillas Watching a Wagon Train Going Through a Pass in the Blue Ridge Mountains," Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, August 23, 1862. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, “A Sutler’s Store, Harper’s Ferry, Virginia,” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, November 29, 1862. West Virginia State Archives


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