West Virginia’s Sesquicentennial

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is preparing for West Virginia’s 150th birthday, our Sesquicentennial. The West Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sponsored a website full of information, resources, and an interactive timeline.  Please visit the site at http://www.civilwar150.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx


Child of the Rebellion: An Archives and History Sesquicentennial Project

Commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War in West Virginia and West Virginia statehood, “Child of the Rebellion” contains a timeline of events, 1861-1865, and a weekly timeline trivia question, digital images of letters from the Union militia portion of the Adjutant General’s Collection, Civil War and Statehood photographs, lists of recruiting officers and African American soldiers from West Virginia, and more.


Joey Wiseman                 

Robert “Joey” Wiseman Jr.

WVDE Social Studies Coordinator

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