By Mark A. Snell
The single country born as a result of Civil struggle, West Virginia was once the main divided country within the country. approximately 40 thousand of its citizens served within the combatant forces approximately twenty thousand on either side. The Mountain country additionally observed its fair proportion of battles, skirmishes, raids and guerrilla struggle, with areas like Harpers Ferry, Philippi and wealthy Mountain changing into loved ones names in 1861. while the Commonwealth of Virginia seceded from the Union on April 17, 1861, leaders basically from the northwestern quarter of the kingdom started the political approach that at last ended in the construction of West Virginia on June 20, 1863. well known Civil warfare historian Mark A. Snell has written the 1st thorough historical past of those West Virginians and their civil struggle in additional than fifty years.
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