West Virginia Department of Commerce Civil War History

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Civil War History

Civil War History in West Virginia

West Virginia Civil War sites

West Virginia Civil War sites

A comprehensive list of Civil War BattlefieldsCivil War cemeteries, and other sites of interest. Some sites belong to one of two multi-state Civil War driving tour programs: 1) Civil War Trails; and 2) The Civil War Discovery Trail.

West Virginia Civil War reenactments and events

West Virginia Civil War reenactments

Watch history come alive at these reenactment and events.

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Civil War History

Civil War history

The slavery question, which between 1830 and 1860 tore at the fabric of the nation, left the Commonwealth of Virginia equally as divided.

The First Campaign

On June 3, 1861, Philippi, West Virginia was the site of the first land battle of the Civil War. Built in 1852, the Philippi covered bridge was heavily utilized by both armies...

Civil War heritage

Civil War Trails Brochure
Civil War Trails

This brochure features 150 unique Civil War sites throughout West Virginia.
Civil War Heritage brochure

Civil War Heritage brochure

American Civil War history comes alive in West Virginia, the only state to be born from that tragic conflict.