Eric J. Wittenberg is an accomplished American Civil War cavalry historian and author. An attorney in Ohio, Wittenberg has authored over twenty-one books on various Civil War subjects, with particular focus on cavalry operations, as well as three dozen articles in popular magazines. Visit him at ericwittenberg.com.
'West Virginia was the child of the storm,' concluded early Mountaineer historian and Civil War veteran, Maj. Theodore F. Lang. The northwestern third of the Commonwealth of Virginia finally broke away in 1863 to form the Union's thirty-fifth state. In Se... SEE MORE