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My Recollection and Experiences of the Civil War Or A Citizen of Weston During the Late Unpleasantness

by Camden,Thomas Bland
Publisher: Friends of the Louis Bennett Public Library
Retail Price: $24.95
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 087012613X

Weston, West Virginia, was occupied during the war first by Federal soldiers, then Confederates, then again by Federals. One of the town's leading citizens, a doctor and Confederate sympathizer named Thomas Bland Camden, wrote this retrospective account of his experience during the conflict. After the slaying of a pro-Confederate citizen, Camden led a group of Federal soldiers to confront the unionist Home Guard suspected of committing the crime---an ironic mission for someone who, along with other pro-Confederate Weston residents, would later face deportation to Camp Chase in Ohio.

review of My Recollection and Experiences of the Civil War Or A Citizen of Weston During the Late Unpleasantness, by Camden,Thomas Bland, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).