2013-06-19 / Opinions

When we were Virginia



The West Virginia State Archives shared this scene of the movement of troops during the Civil War, back when Martinsburg was a city in Virginia. “Rebel Troops Arriving at and Departing from Martinsburg, Virginia,” Harpers Illustrated, June 29, 1861. Two years later, West Virginia had become the nation’s 35th state. Meanwhile, if you have a great “Photo of the Week” – from the War between the States or some other time — why not lend it to The Morgan Messenger? The West Virginia State Archives shared this scene of the movement of troops during the Civil War, back when Martinsburg was a city in Virginia. “Rebel Troops Arriving at and Departing from Martinsburg, Virginia,” Harpers Illustrated, June 29, 1861. Two years later, West Virginia had become the nation’s 35th state. Meanwhile, if you have a great “Photo of the Week” – from the War between the States or some other time — why not lend it to The Morgan Messenger?

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