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The Battle of Philippi
June 3, 1861
Philippi, Virginia
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Description #1 - Background and Battle of Philippi Excellent description of the events leading up to the Battle of Philippi and the battle itself by Gerald D. Swick
Description #2 - Background and Battle of Philippi Images of a series of articles in the Beckley (West Virginia) Post-Herald Newspaper published in December, 1959, by Shirley Donnely
Description #3 - Battle of Philippi described An interesting text describing the battle written by C. J. Rawling in 1887.
Image #1 - A Bird's Eye View of Philippi - Looking East A nice drawing in bird's eye view of the town of Philippi, West Virginia, made in 1897 but annotated with references to the battle which took place there 36 years earlier.
Image #2 - A Bird's Eye View of Philippi - Looking South Another nice bird's eye view drawing of the town of Philippi, West Virginia, made in 1861.
Image #3 - Confederate Flag captured at Philippi Image of a First National Pattern Confederate flag carried by the 25th Virginia Infantry and purported to be captured by 16th Ohio Lt. William McCarty at Philippi, according to the Museum of the Confederacy.
The Leaders Images of the Union and Confederate officers commanding the forces at the Battle of Phillipi.
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