How many Confederate soldiers came from West Virginia?
For decades the most often quoted number of West Virginia Confederates was 7,000. More recent research, using sources such as the Compiled Service Records, shows that 16,000 to 18,000 men from West Virginia fought for the Confederacy.
Did WV fight for Confederacy?
Some 50,000 West Virginians are believed to have participated in the American Civil War, including 32,000 for then Union and 18,000 for the Confederacy. And both sides fought at famed battles such as Antietam and Gettysburg.
Was WV a Confederate or Union?
The U.S. state of West Virginia was formed out of western Virginia and added to the Union as a direct result of the American Civil War (see History of West Virginia), in which it became the only modern state to have declared its independence from the Confederacy.
How many Civil War battles were fought in West Virginia?
Western Virginia Campaign – June-December 1861
The Western Virginia Campaign, also known as Operations in Western Virginia or the Rich Mountain Campaign, occurred from June to December 1861 and included seven battles in present-day West Virginia.
Did WV join the Union during the Civil War?
During the Civil War, West Virginia is admitted into the Union as the 35th U.S. state, or the 24th state if the secession of the 11 Southern states were taken into account. The same day, Arthur Boreman was inaugurated as West Virginia’s first state governor.