Kanawha Valley Campaign of 1862 or “West Virginia History Lost & Found”
This book (1) describes the campaign in detail; (2) includes historical facts uncovered by the author; (3) examines Union Colonel Joseph A. J. Lightburn’s performance as he led the Union forces during the campaign; and (4) presents strong evidence that Confederate Maj. Gen. William Wing Loring led double the amount of Confederate troops than he claimed to have led in his report on the campaign. This book also includes (the consolidated) History of the Union WV 4th Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Lightburn’s first regiment that he helped form and that he trained). In addition, this book contains Letters of Private William Van Brown of the Union WV 4th (such letters edited and typed by the author) describing the Kanawha Valley Campaign of 1862. Copyrighted in 2012. The cost of this 255-page book (containing maps and pictures) is $40.00 plus $7.00 shipping and handling.