Next Meeting: Thursday, March 13, 2014
6:30 PM, North Berkeley Public Library
“Train Robbers of the Upper Potomac"
Local author and historian Steve French will speak on “Train Robbers of the Upper Potomac” on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the North Berkeley Public Library. The talk will focus on Confederate Major Harry Gilmor's February 12, 1864 robbery of the B&O Express West and the October 14, 1864 robbery of the same train by Mosby's Rangers, also known as the "Greenback Raid". Both incidents took place near present-day Bardane in Jefferson County. These raids are featured in Steve's most recent book "Raiders, Scouts, and Train Robbers of the Upper Potomac" The talk will be followed by a short meeting of the Falling Waters Battlefield Association. Both are free and open to the public.
For information or directions, please call (304) 263-7242 or visit the website at http://www.battleoffallingwaters.com/.
Annual Membership Renewal:
Membership Dues for 2014 are now due. Please pay at the meeting or mail to:
Falling Waters Battlefield Association
P.O. Box 339
Falling Waters, WV 25419
Individual $20 and Family $30 per year
For the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the West Virginia Division of Tourism has created the website “The Child of the Rebellion” covering the Civil War in West Virginia. In it are nine regional videos covering specific areas of the state. This website is very informative and well done. Note that the Battle of Falling Waters is called Hoke’s Run in the Eastern Panhandle video. Although it is aimed to promote tourism, this website contains a tremendous amount of information. Here is the link: http://wvtourism.com/minisites/civilwar.aspx
In addition the new West Virginia Civil War Trails brochure is available on the West Virginia Tourism website to be viewed or downloaded.
For information or directions, please call (304) 263-7242 or visit the website at http://www.battleoffallingwaters.com.
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