Wittenberg, Sargus, Barrick.
The northwestern third of the Commonwealth of Virginia broke away in 1863 to create the Union's 35th state. Learn all about the events and the social, legal, military, and political factors that merged to form West Virginia. President Abraham Lincoln played a significant role in the establishment of the new state, and he polled the members of his cabinet before signing the bill. A variety of sources are presented, chronicling this historic event. 288 pages, 4 maps & 43 images, 9"x 6", hardcover.