Out state’s military history is rich and storied. These mountains forge everyday heroes.

The Civil War gave birth to West Virginia. Trace the its history from the very first land battle in Phillipi, through secret backrooms where strategies were crafted, and out across the once-roaring battlefields.

Follow the stories of the spies whose intel turned the tides, the troops who revolutionized battle in the heat of its chaos, and the leaders who worked the political front in the push for West Virginia statehood.

Get a deeper glimpse into the past at military museumsattractions and events.


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