April 8, 1861: Civil War Coming to Western Virginia

One hundred and sixty-one years ago, the Civil War was about to burst on the nation.  In what would become West Virginia, Unionists and Secessionists were picking sides.  An earlier post, which may be read here, looked at a meeting of Unionists.  Here is a report of a meeting of Secessionists on April 8, 1861, which appeared in the Kanawha Star on April 23, 1861: (more…)

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