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        West Virginians in War l 1753-1991

        Individuals and groups from western and West Virginia have been active in the military from the early settlement of the area through present day.  Each of the 11 video excerpts in this gallery examines the role played by those individuals and groups in specific military actions.  Click the link on the image or use the up/down arrows on the right to access each episode.

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        West Virginians in War 1

        Explore the conflicts between settlers, explorers and Native Americans in western Virginia between 1753 and 1773.

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        West Virginians in War 2

        Identify the contributions of western Virginians to the military during revolutionary times 1774-1794.

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        West Virginians in War 3

        Examine the impact of western Virginians in military actions from 1812-1814.

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        West Virginians in War 4

        Analyze the impact of western Virginians during the War with Mexico 1846-1848.

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        West Virginians in War 5

        Identify the reasons western Virginians chose sides during the Civil War and learn about the impact noted individuals had on the outcome of the war.

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        West Virginians in War 6

        Learn why the United States went to war with Spain and how West Virginians were engaged with the fighting.

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        West Virginians in War 7

        Examine the data illustrating the impact soldiers from West Virginia had in World War I.

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        West Virginians in War 8

        Examine the military presence in Europe and Asia during World War II through the eyes of West Virginians who engaged in the fighting.

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        West Virginians in War 9

        Learn why military involvement in Korea was called police action and how West Virginians in the military participated.

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        West Virginians in War 10

        Examine the conflicted views on the Vietnam conflict and the involvement of West Virginians in the military at the time.

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        West Virginians in War 11

        Explore how individuals in the military were involved in the Persian Gulf actions during 1990-1991.

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