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The Pocahontas Times, November 3, 2005. Fifty Years Ago, November 3, 1955.

"From the desk of Calvin W. Price, Editor...


L. A. Remage, of Droop Mountain, recently found a bomb shell at his home near the Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park. He was having a drainage ditch dug, and the "dud" shell was found.

It had been fired in the battle of 92 years ago. In size it is three inches in diameter, and the weight is a few ounces over nine pounds.

Put it down as a missile from the Union side. The Federal artillery was on "Yankee Flats" about half way down the mountain, to the east of Route 219. This shell grounded at the brow of the mountain. It is said many of the shells from the Union batteries went high over the battlefield.

"Dud" shells were to be picked up in numbers years ago. The dangerous things were sometimes exploded in burning log heaps.

The last time such a foolish chance was taken, a big fragment of a shell flew a mile or two and struck a farm house above the front door. "

links Link to West Virginia Civil War RootsWeb Message Boards

Link to site West Virginia History WVGenWeb Archives for lists of early forts in WV and more

Link to West Virginia Civil War Veterans Mailing List (Confederate and Union)

Link to Military RootsWeb Message Boards

Link to WVGenWeb Military Research

Link to Civil War Virginians of the Allegheny Highlands Message Board and Photos

Link to National Archives and Records Administration - Access to Military Service and Pension Records (you can now Order some items online)

Link to RootsWeb Military: 20th Century Mailing Lists

Link to: RootsWeb Military: Miscellaneous Mailing Lists

Link to: RootsWeb Military: Naval Mailing Lists

Link to: RootsWeb Military: US Civil War Mailing Lists

Link to: RootsWeb Military: US Revolution Mailing Lists

Link to: RootsWeb Military: US Miscellaneous Mailing Lists

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Pocahontas Co. Military and Defense (and related information)

• 1st West Virginia Infantry
5th West Virginia Cavalry, Formerly the 2nd West Virginia Infantry, And of Battery G, 1st West Virginia Light Artillery by Frank S. Reader, Author of the Life of Moody and Sankey. Copyright 1890, by Frank S. Reader, New Brighton, PA.: Daily News, Frank S. Reader, Editor and Prop'r.
• 14th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Company F (mentions Marlin's Bottom now Marlinton, Elk Mountain, Big Springs, Huntersville)
• 14th Regiment George Volunteer Infantry, Company F - compiled by Scott B. Thompson, Jr. (mentions Marlin's Bottom now Marlinton)
• 14th Regiment Worth County, Georgia Co. G "Yancey Independents" (has deaths in Marlin's Bottom now Marlinton)
• 21st Virginia, F Company, Inc. Living history re-enactment organization.
• Link to the American Battle Monuments. The Commission administers, operates, and maintains twenty-four permanent American burial grounds on foreign soil. Presently there are 124,917 U.S. War Dead interred at these cemeteries, 30,922 of World War I, 93,245 of World War II and 750 of the Mexican War. Additionally 6,010 American veterans and others are interred in the Mexico City and Corozal American Cemeteries. This site may be searched by veteran’s name and provides excellent details about each of the cemeteries.
• American Coast Artillery Unit Histories Of World War I. Devoted to these units that served overseas in France during this war. Photos and unit histories of each artillery unit, with photos of the weapons used, plus U.S. Army Ordnance Department history.
• Arbogast, Adam VA Militia - Webster Co WVGenWeb
• Battle of Allegheny Mountain, WV Legislative Hand Book 1928 - WV Division Of Culture And History
• Battle of Droop Mountain, Letter of James McChesney to Mother - WV Division Of Culture And History
• Battle of Droop Mountain by Roy Bird Cook - WV Division Of Culture And History
• Behind the Stonewall - 360° Panoramic Images From Civil War Battlefields (none in Pocahontas County)
• Calhoun County, WV Civil War Soldiers (includes soldiers born and enlisted in Pocahontas Co)
• Camp Chase Cemetery, The United States Civil War Center, Louisiana State University (mentions grave of citizen, Thomas Galford, from Pocahontas Co.)
• Civil War: West Virginia
• Civil War Ancestor, Researching Your - WV Division Of Culture And History
• Civil War Camera - A gallery of reenactment photographs
• Civil War In West Virginia (The) - WV Division Of Culture And History
• Civil War Search Directory
• Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System - Soldiers, Sailors, Regiments, Cemeteries, Battles, Prisoners, Medals of Honor, National Parks
• Colonial Flags and Uniforms, by the Sons of the Revolution in California
• Confederate Regimental History Links - Virginia / West Virginia
• Early Forts of West Virginia - History of West Virginia, Old and New, WVGenWeb Archives
• Forts of Pocahontas County - Geographic Names Information System
• Forts of West Virginia, Myers' History of West Virginia
• French Harding Memoirs: Civil War in West Virginia, Company F of the 31st Virginia Infantry in the Spring of 1862. Company F was composed mainly of men from Randolph County, Virginia (now West Virginia).
• GORP Civil War Auto Tour - West Virginia Scenic Byway
• Hardesty's Biographical Atlas 1882 Volume 3 (extract from): Pocahontas County In The Civil War
• Heritage Preservation Services - Civil War Battle Summaries by State
• Highland soldiers in the Revolutionary War, Highland Co. VAgenWeb - surnames: Curry, Gillespie, Hull, Arbogast, Duffield, and more
• Library of Congress: History of Civil War 1861-1865
• Library of Congress: U.S. Civil War Regimental Histories in the Library of Congress
• Medal Of Honor Citations - U.S. Army Center of Military History
• Military Unit Associations (U.S.A.) - Olive Drab
• National Archives and Records Administration. Access to Military Service and Pension Records.
• National Archives and Records Administration - Access to Archival Databases
• Oh Shenandoah! - McDowell Family (has great background on Militia's of Augusta Co. in 1742)
• Pearl Harbor, Remembering by National Geographic
• Pearl Harbor Survivors Project
• SubmarineSailor.Com, a site dedicated to helping submarine sailors and their families stay in touch, and preserve some of our history along the way. Find boats, crew, family and friends, home pages and more.
• The Colonial Period - American Revolutionary War
• Union and Confederate Soldiers, Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County, West Virginia - WVGenWeb Archives
• US Battleship Development - USS Monitor to the USS Iowa
• Vietnam Veterans Home Page - search The Wall, view stories and remembrances, "Lost & Found" search aid, veterans orgs and support groups and more.
• Vietnam Found Dog Tags. This site has been created for the purpose of returning dog tags found from Vietnam to their respective families.
• West Virginia Adjutant General Papers 1861 - 1865 AR 382 Union Regiments - West Virginia State Archives
• West Virginia In The War, 1917 - WVGenWeb Archives surrnames: Goodsell, Sydenstricker, Johnson, Buzzard, Sharp
• West Virginia Union Militia in the Civil War - West Virginia Div. of Culture and History
• West Virginia Reinactors Association - Civil War reinacting in WV
• World War I - Trenches on the Web
• WV In The Civil War, Huntersville - was target for winter raid by Federals
• WWII National Memorial

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