Two 7th WV Cavalry lectures scheduled for March 2015

Steve Cunningham, regimental historian of the 7th West Virginia Cavalry, will give a lecture on the history of the regiment on two dates in March, 2015. The lectures are entitled “Loyalty They Always Had: The 7th West Virginia Cavalry in the U.S. Civil...
Co. D faced over 400 Confederates in skirmish at Winfield

Co. D faced over 400 Confederates in skirmish at Winfield

by Rick Steelhammer for the Charleston Sunday Gazette One hundred fifty years ago today, a force of about 400 Confederate soldiers, riding under the cover of darkness from the Mud River country of southwestern West Virginia, approached the Putnam County town of...
150th Anniversary, Battle of Droop Mountain

150th Anniversary, Battle of Droop Mountain

November 6, 2013, marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Droop Mountain. Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park Superintendent Michael Smith did a great job in organizing a wonderful ceremony to dedicate a new monument to the soldiers killed or died of...
Droop Mountain Memorial Hike

Droop Mountain Memorial Hike

8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry Memorial Hike, Droop Mountain Battlefield, near Hillsboro, West Virginia, August 31, 2013. Our hike began just south of Hillsboro and followed the route that the 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry took in attacking the entrenched...
Grave Marker of Lucien Loeser

Grave Marker of Lucien Loeser

After several years of searching, I was finally able to secure an image of the grave marker for Colonel Lucien Loeser.  He is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.  [Green-Wood Cemetery, 5th Avenue & 25th Street, Brooklyn, Kings County,...

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