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Coal River Valley in the Civil War, The
Coal River Valley in the Civil War, The


 
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Pages: 208
Trim: 6 x 9
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-62619-660-5

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West Virginia Mountains, 1861

By Michael Graham

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 .