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Fort Boreman was key vantage point in Civil War

June 20, 2013 PARKERSBURG — A promontory atop a ridgeline overlooking the Baltimore & Ohio rail line and Little Kanawha and Ohio rivers, Fort Boreman Hill’s elevation and location provided a strategic vantage... more »»

Union troops land at the Point in Parkersburg

April 28, 2011 The Ohio Militia under Gen. George McClellan landed at the Point in Parkersburg on May 27, 1861. more »»

Burning Springs at center of secessionist enclave

April 28, 2011 BURNING SPRINGS — Burning Springs, 30 miles from Parkersburg, sat in the middle of a strong secessionist enclave, which included parts of Wirt, Calhoun and Roane County. more »»

Moccasin Rangers spread fear, terror

April 28, 2011 PARKERSBURG — A band of Confederate sympathizers was the scourge of the region during the early years of the Civil War. more »»

Diary details POW prison life

April 28, 2011 On May 9, 1864, the men of Co. A of the 14th W.Va. Regiment participated in the battle of Cloyd’s Mountain — and lost. Sgt. more »»

Fort Boreman key to railroad safety during Civil War

April 28, 2011 PARKERSBURG — A promontory atop a ridgeline overlooking the Baltimore & Ohio Rail line and the Little Kanawha and Ohio rivers, Fort Boreman Hill’s elevation and location provided a strategic vantage... more »»

State has thousands of unclaimed medals

April 28, 2011 CHARLESTON — The state of West Virginia has more than 3,500 unclaimed Civil War medals, according to Greg Carroll, historian for the state Division of Culture and Histor. more »»

Wood Countians involved in the Civil War

April 27, 2011 Biographies of the some of the Wood County men who played roles in the formation of West Virginia and the Civil War Gen. John Jay Jackson Gen. more »»

Residents’ role in W.Va.’s formation highlighted

April 27, 2011 PARKERSBURG — While the creation of West Virginia took place at conventions in Wheeling, Dave McKain, local historian and director of the Oil and Gas Museum, said several prominent figures in the... more »»

Documents dash city’s claim to ‘Stonewall’ Jackson birth

April 27, 2011 PARKERSBURG —Whatever claim Parkersburg has as the birthplace of famed Confederate Civil War Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson has been put to rest. more »»

Historians: Area full of finds

April 27, 2011 PARKERSBURG — Nearly 150 years after the Civil War, local historians and amateur archaeologists say the area remains filled with artifacts — if you know where to look. more »»

 
 
 

 

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