Loyal West Virginia: From 1861 to 1865; With an Introductory Chapter on the Status of Virginia for Thirty Years Prior to the War (Classic Reprint)

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The last chapters of the great Civil War are now being recorded. Those who participated in the struggle, those who saw it, are fast pass ing away, and what is now obtainable from eye-witnesses must soon become tradition.

From this point of view any facts relating to the war are valuable, and he who helps to preserve them has, in a measure. Done a duty to his fellow man.

This work has been written in deference to the Author' s convictions that a great neglect exists at this time, and has existed for many years, in relation to the history of the part taken in the late war by the loyal West Virginians, both civil and military, who stood so firmly for the preservation of the Union.

It was largely with this incentive to guide him that the following pages were written, though indeed, without a full appreciation of the great labor necessary to gather from authentic sources the facts which have been here collected. By no means the least difficult task has been to digest the large amount of material at hand. Indeed, the work has assumed greater preportions than at first intended, largely due to the incorporation of extracts from official reports for the verification of state ments which would otherwise stand entirely upon individual assertion.

The Author's personal reminiscences are largely taken from notes kept during his term of over three years' service in the field and, having been made at the time the acts occurred. Their accuracy has not been impaired by time.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Theodore F. Lang


Published Date - August 27 2019

ISBN - 9780484799393

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.7 cm

Page Count - 445

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