March 15, 1861: Birthpangs of West Virginia

One hundred and fifty years ago, the nation was divided by a looming civil war.  Within the South there were pockets of unionism that were very unhappy with the trend of  events.  On March 15, 1861, the citizens of Harper’s Ferry and Bolivar voiced their unhappiness, unhappiness that would eventually lead to the creation of the new state of West Virginia in 1863. (more…)

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