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Sketch of a men gathered for a militia meeting. General muster of militia at a West Virginia county seat before the Civil War, required to be held at least once each year. No uniforms were provided, and few were owned and worn-officers were distinguished by colored sashes and each man provided his own arms. Because of division in the ranks, these county militia regiments were of little use in the Civil War. See West Virginia Collection Pamphlet 6610 and Boyd Stutler's 'West Virginia in the Civil War.'
Portrait of Nancy Hart, who rode with Perry Conleys Moccasin Raiders. From the ambrotype taken at Summersville, only known photo of the lady guerilla. See West Virginia Collection Pamphlet 6610, Boyd Stutler's 'West Virginia in the Civil War,' and Charles Shetler's 'West Virginia Civil War Literature,' entry 220, file 50.
Portrait of Private William McKinley, Jr. of Company E. 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. From a photo of the 18 year old Poland, Ohio lad which was probably taken at Camp Chase, Ohio before he left for the West Virginia front. See West Virginia Collection Pamphlet 6610 and Boyd Stutler's 'West Virginia in the Civil War.'
Portrait of Brig. Gen. John D. Imboden, who led a raiding force through West Virginia for 37 days. See West Virginia Collection Pamphlet 6610 and Boyd Stutler's 'West Virginia in the Civil War.'
Sketch of a military execution. Before the war ended there were many such scenes enacted in the meadow that is now Charlestons West Side. See West Virginia Collection Pamphlet 6610 and Boyd Stutler's 'West Virginia in the Civil War.'
Sketch of Parkersburg during Civil War. Gateway to the interior by water and rail, it was a busy military forwarding center during the war. Terminal of the Northwestern Virginia Railroad, branch of the Baltimore and Ohio from Grafton, river port, and headquarters of the U.S. Navy tin-clad patrol boats it was a key point in the western defense. The long, low building along the river was the railroad freight station. See Boyd Stutler's 'WV in the Civil War.'
A section of the National Military Cemetery at Grafton. The tall shaft at the extreme right marks the grave of Bailey Brown, 2nd West Virginia Infantry, the first man killed by an enrolled Confederate soldier in the Civil War.  See West Virginia Collection Pamphlet 6610 and Boyd Stutler's 'WV in the Civil War.'
The 7th West Virginia Infantry, USV, calls a truce with the 12th Virginia Cavalry, CSA. Bob Goodwin, left, Yankee doughboy, and Ed Gaskins, Confederate horse soldier, leaders of the Morgantown Muzzle Loaders Club, take time out while on a field trip. See West Virginia Collection Pamphlet 6610 and Boyd Stutler's 'West Virginia in the Civil War.'
Portrait of Brig. Gen. William E. Jones who led the most successful confederate raid in West Virginia in 1863. See West Virginia Collection Pamphlet 6610 and Boyd Stutler's 'West Virginia in the Civil War.'
At least eighteen soldier newspapers were published in W. Va. during the Civil War.  Shown are the headings of eight of them, ranging from Martinsburg to Point Pleasant, and from Clarksburg to Lewisburg. See West Virginia Collection Pamphlet 6610 and Boyd Stutler's 'West Virginia in the Civil War.'
The John Brown Bell at Marlborough, Massachusetts, hanging over the street from the top of the second story window of the Grand Army Legion Building. It was 'liberated' by Marlborough men in 1861, but it was thirty years before it reached their home city. See West Virginia Collection Pamphlet 6610 and Boyd Stutler's 'WV in the Civil War.'
Bronze replica of Houdon's statue of General George Washington at Virginia Military Institute, Lexington. 'Captured' in June, 1864 by General David Hunter, it was removed to Wheeling where it stood until 1866 when it was restored to Virginia by legislative action.  See West Virginia Collection Pamphlet 6610 and Boyd Stutler's 'WV in the Civil War.'