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West Virginia in the US Civil War (USA) 1861-1865

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  • Simeon S. Willis, Governor (1879 - 1965)
    Simeon Slavens Willis (December 1, 1879 – April 1, 1965) was the 46th Governor of Kentucky, United States, serving from 1943 to 1947. He was the only Republican elected governor of Kentucky be...
  • William Pallister Hubbard (1843 - 1921)
    William Pallister Hubbard (December 24, 1843 - December 5, 1921) was an American Republican politician from Wheeling, West Virginia who served as a United States Representative. The son of Congressma...
  • George W. Edmondson (1836 - 1922)
    from Dates: 1836–1922 Family: Colbert (Hemings) Occupation: Soldier; Foundry worker Born in slavery in Lexington, Virginia, George Edmondson claimed his freedom in June 1864, when Union ...
  • James Madison Burns, Medal of Honor (1845 - 1910)
    Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Sergeant in Company B, 1st West Virginia Infantry for actio...
  • Maj. General Francis Fessenden (USA) (1839 - 1907)
    Francis Fessenden (March 18, 1839 – January 6, 1907) was a lawyer, politician, and soldier from the state of Maine who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He w...

This project is used to relate all units from West Virginia who served in the Union Army.