Tyler County soldiers are honored

From 1861 to 1865 courageous Tyler County men left their jobs, homes and families to stand up for their beliefs and do their part in the American Civil War. All told, approximately 31,884 soldiers from West Virginia fought for the Union, or the north, with another 18,642 West Virginian’s, choosing to do battle on the side of the Confederates.

From the first battle at Fort Sumter, SC in 1861 until the South surrendered at Appomattox, VA in 1865, Virginians and West Virginians were involved in this war which pitted brother against brother, father against son.

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