West Virginia Civil War – More Civil War Sites

Martinsburg Civil War Visitor information at 126 E Race St, or call 800-498-2386. Belle Boyd House 126 E Race St 304-264-8801 Restored home of the famous Confederate spy and several area museums, including the Boyd Mason Civil War Museum with much on Lower Valley sites. Gift shop and Civil War information here. Open five days … Read more

West Virginia Civil War – The First Campaign, 1861 in the Mountains

Virginia’s western counties had little in common at the outset of the war with the populous and politically powerful section of the state east of the mountains. Opposed to secession, political leaders from the west distanced themselves from Virginia’s decision to leave the Union. The rift was so great that the western counties themselves seceded … Read more

West Virginia Civil War

Download West Virginia Civil War Trails Map: West Virginia Civil War Trails Map [pdf 850K] and Narrative [pdf520K] Trails Invade beautiful Harpers Ferry with abolitionist John Brown; travel the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike through dramatic landscapes; and learn about the 1861 mountain campaigns. John Brown and Harpers Ferry plus Charles Town and Shepherdstown ‘The First Campaign,’ 1861 … Read more