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 9781625855770
Release 2015-07-27
Pages 192
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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.



Images of the Civil War in West Virginia

Images of the Civil War in West Virginia Author Terry Lowry
ISBN-10 WISC:89077059673
Release 2000
Pages 206
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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.



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.



The Monongahela

The Monongahela Author Arthur Parker
ISBN-10 0271018755
Release 1999
Pages 202
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The Monongahela is one of three rivers that meet in Pittsburgh, where Parker was Executive Vice President of the Waterways Association from 1971 to 1993. He recounts the river's history from a route for early expansion west to its current commercial and leisure use. Among the highlights are the beginning of shipbuilding in the 1790s, the growth of other industries and subsequent need for coal, Carnegie's first steel mill in 1872, the bloody Homestead strike in 1892, the rusting of the steel belt in the 1980s, and attempts to revive.



Circling Windrock Mountain

Circling Windrock Mountain Author Augusta Grove Bell
ISBN-10 1572330384
Release 1998
Pages 312
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Around 1800, a Revolutionary War veteran named Micajah Frost came to the Cumberland Mountains of East Tennessee and cleared a portion of virgin forest in what is now Anderson County. Others followed, and eventually this small area was dotted with settlers. In the years since, those settlers and their descendants witnessed the strife of the Civil War, the rise of the coal-mining and logging industries, the coming of the railroad, and countless smaller upheavals. Drawn largely from the memories of long-time residents, this delightful book revisits two hundred years of history in the communities surrounding what was locally called Windrock Mountain. The stories Augusta Bell recounts take us from Oliver Springs--which had its origins in the grist mill Moses Winters built in 1799 and which later became a "boom town" with a fashionable resort hotel--to places like New River Valley, Graves Gap, and Duncan Flats. She depicts the everyday lives of the mountain people as well as the extraordinary events that sometimes shattered those lives--such as the Coal Creek War of 1891-93, in which miners squared off against state militia, and the two mine explosions that came a few years later, sealing up 268 men deep inside the mountain. Bell also tells of happier times, as when the famous Windrock Mine opened above Oliver Springs in 1909. Tapping a rich lode of folklore and oral tradition, along with other historical sources, Circling Windrock Mountain offers a view of Appalachian life that defies old stereotypes. Far from being static, the communities described here saw an amazing variety of changes to which they adapted with resilience and ingenuity. The Author: Augusta Grove Bell, a writer who now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, has been a newspaper reporter and teacher. From 1958 to 1970, she lived in Anderson County, Tennessee, where she worked for the Oak Ridger and wrote feature stories that form much of the basis for this book.



A Guide to Historic Coal Towns of the Big Sandy River Valley

A Guide to Historic Coal Towns of the Big Sandy River Valley Author George D. Torok
ISBN-10 1572332824
Release 2004
Pages 350
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A guide to the historical coal towns of the Big Sandy River Valley that provides brief histories of each town, descriptions of the buildings and structures that remain, and insight into the town's residents.



The Colliery Engineer

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

Mines and Minerals Author
ISBN-10 IOWA:31858046195115
Release 1910
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Colliery Engineer

Colliery Engineer Author
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433057636114
Release 1910
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Leslie s Weekly

Leslie s Weekly Author
ISBN-10 IOWA:31858054777101
Release 1921
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King Coal Highway Mingo Logan McDowell Wyoming and Mercer Counties WV and Tazewell County VA

King Coal Highway  Mingo  Logan  McDowell  Wyoming and Mercer Counties WV  and Tazewell County VA Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556031840051
Release 2000
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Far Appalachia

Far Appalachia Author Noah Adams
ISBN-10 UVA:X004522692
Release 2001
Pages 238
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The author journeys back to the America of his ancestors as he follows the New River into the heart of modern-day Appalachia on a 330-mile odyssey on foot, by mountain bike, by canoe, and by whitewater raft.



West Virginia Blue Book

West Virginia Blue Book Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000067697274
Release 1975
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The Kentucky Encyclopedia

The Kentucky Encyclopedia Author John E. Kleber
ISBN-10 0813128838
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The Civil War Era and Reconstruction

The Civil War Era and Reconstruction Author Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ISBN-10 9781317457916
Release 2015-03-26
Pages 832
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The encyclopedia takes a broad, multidisciplinary approach to the history of the period. It includes general and specific entries on politics and business, labor, industry, agriculture, education and youth, law and legislative affairs, literature, music, the performing and visual arts, health and medicine, science and technology, exploration, life on the Western frontier, family life, slave life, Native American life, women, and more than a hundred influential individuals.