The Coal River Valley in the Civil War

The Coal River Valley in the Civil War Author Michael B. Graham
ISBN-10 9781625851925
Release 2014-09-23
Pages 208
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The three rivers that make up the Coal River Valley--Big, Little and Coal--were named by explorer John Peter Salling (or Salley) for the coal deposits found along its banks. More than one hundred years later, the picturesque valley was witness to a multitude of bloody skirmishes between Confederate and Union forces in the Civil War. Often-overlooked battles at Boone Court House, Coal River, Pond Fork and Kanawha Gap introduced the beginning of "total war" tactics years before General Sherman used them in his March to the Sea. Join author and historian Michael Graham as he expertly details the compelling human drama of West Virginia's bitterly contested Coal River Valley region during the War Between the States.



On This Day in West Virginia Civil War History

On This Day in West Virginia Civil War History Author Michael B. Graham
ISBN-10 9781467117913
Release 2015-07-27
Pages 224
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West Virginia is the only state formed by seceding from a Confederate state. And its connections to the Civil War run deep. One day at a time, award-winning historian Michael Graham presents intriguing, event-driven anecdotes and history related to the state. On July 11, 1861, a Union force attacked 1,300 Confederate troops camped at Rich Mountain in a renowned battle. Confederate guerrillas raided Hacker's Creek on June 12, 1864. Find little-known facts about the Battles of Droop Mountain, Carnifex Ferry, Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown and a whole host of others. Read a story one day or month at a time. Celebrate an entire year of Civil War history in the Mountain State.



Library of Congress Subject Headings

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ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025917126
Release 2007
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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings Author Library of Congress
ISBN-10 WISC:89104097522
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LCSH

LCSH Author Library of Congress
ISBN-10 UOM:39015038677319
Release 1992
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The Green River of Kentucky

The Green River of Kentucky Author Helen Bartter Crocker
ISBN-10 9780813150307
Release 2015-01-13
Pages 126
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Cutting a wide east-west swath from the Appalachian foothills to the heart of the western Kentucky coalfields, the Green River valley extends from below the Tennessee border in the south to the Ohio River in the north. The Green River of Kentucky presents a picture of the unity and diversity of the people living in the Green River valley. Helen Bartter Crocker finds that each generation of its people approached the river in a distinctive way. Early settlers used the river simply as it was -- crooked and narrow with an unpredictable water flow, and navigable only under high-water conditions. The sons of these pioneers were interested in bringing steamboats to the valley; until they succeeded in persuading the state legislature to improve the Green River and its tributary, the Barren, by a series of locks and dams, however, volunteers would work -- often up to their necks in water -- until they cleared the river sufficiently to allow steamers to reach Bowling Green at high water. When the locks and dams were reopened following the Civil War, a local private corporation gained a near-monopoly of the river trade. Public outcry against this private ownership caused the federal government to take control, and through the Corps of Engineers, to undertake extensive river improvements. After the Great Depression, when trade was almost at a standstill, additional federal funds were appropriated for flood-control dams in the upper river and modern locks in the lower river to harness the valley's industrial potential. These opened up coal barging and recreational facilities, which ensured the future economic well being of the Green River valley.



West Virginia History

West Virginia History Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X000594002
Release 1982
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America History and Life

America  History and Life Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131533734
Release 2006
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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.



West Virginia Blue Book

West Virginia Blue Book Author
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112003928303
Release 1974
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The Civil War in the West

The Civil War in the West Author Earl J. Hess
ISBN-10 9780807869840
Release 2012-03-12
Pages 416
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The Western theater of the Civil War, rich in agricultural resources and manpower and home to a large number of slaves, stretched 600 miles north to south and 450 miles east to west from the Appalachians to the Mississippi. If the South lost the West, there would be little hope of preserving the Confederacy. Earl J. Hess's comprehensive study of how Federal forces conquered and held the West examines the geographical difficulties of conducting campaigns in a vast land, as well as the toll irregular warfare took on soldiers and civilians alike. Hess balances a thorough knowledge of the battle lines with a deep understanding of what was happening within the occupied territories. In addition to a mastery of logistics, Union victory hinged on making use of black manpower and developing policies for controlling constant unrest while winning campaigns. Effective use of technology, superior resource management, and an aggressive confidence went hand in hand with Federal success on the battlefield. In the end, Confederates did not have the manpower, supplies, transportation potential, or leadership to counter Union initiatives in this critical arena.



Fort Pillow a Civil War Massacre and Public Memory

Fort Pillow  a Civil War Massacre  and Public Memory Author John Cimprich
ISBN-10 0807131105
Release 2005
Pages 193
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At the now-peaceful spot of Tennessee's Fort Pillow State Historic Area, a horrific incident in the nation's bloodiest war occurred on April 12, 1864. Just as a high bluff in the park offers visitors a panoramic view of the Mississippi River, John Cimprich's absorbing book affords readers a new vantage on the American Civil War as viewed through the lens of the Confederate massacre of unionist and black Federal soldiers at Fort Pillow. Fort Pillow, a Civil War Massacre, and Public Memory serves as a case study for several major themes of the Civil War: the great impact of military experience on campaigns, the hardships of military life, and the trend toward a more ruthless conduct of war.



The Colliery Engineer

The Colliery Engineer    Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000060210784
Release 1910
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Mines and Minerals

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ISBN-10 IOWA:31858046195115
Release 1910
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Colliery Engineer

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ISBN-10 NYPL:33433057636114
Release 1910
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Charleston and the Kanawha Valley

Charleston and the Kanawha Valley Author Otis K. Rice
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105039199422
Release 1981-11-01
Pages 136
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Military Operations of the Civil War

Military Operations of the Civil War Author United States. National Archives and Records Service
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105112114835
Release 1968
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Canoeing Kayaking West Virginia

Canoeing   Kayaking West Virginia Author Paul Davidson
ISBN-10 9780897325455
Release 2003-04-01
Pages 352
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Began as a collective effort by members of the West Virginia Wildwater Association in 1965, Wildwater West Virginia emerged as the preeminent guide to whitewater in West Virginia. Now part of a new series and a new name to boot, A Canoeing Guide to West Virginia continues this legacy, guiding boaters of all abilities to over 120 of West VirginiaÕs rivers, creeks and streams. The result of combined knowledge of hundreds of paddlers, this book gives paddlers all the information they need to paddle rivers safely and confidently: At a glance information helps boaters pick rivers to match their ability and current weather conditions, while river descriptions, gauge and shuttle route information provide additional critical information. More than an encyclopedia of mountain rivers and hydrologic data, Whitewater West Virginia is also a collection of experiences and an introduction to some of the most amazing geography in the east. Destined to ride in the dry bags and glove compartments of paddlers nationwide, this book continues to set the standard for all paddling guidebooks. Some of the rivers profiled include: Gauley River, North Branch of the Potomac, New River, Cheat River, Tygart River, Waites Run, Red Run, Roaring Creek, and Keeney Creek.