Civil War Program To Be Presented at Moundsville Library

The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library invites the public to experience more fascinating accounts of regional Civil War history when Thomas Buckley presents a lecture at 6 p.m. Monday, June 19.

The topic will be “The Federal Expeditions Against Lewisburg, West Virginia, and The Battle of Droop Mountain.” This program is aimed at adults and older students and is free and open to the public. The campaign against Lewisburg attempted to drive Confederate forces out of Pocahontas, Greenbrier, and Monroe counties in West Virginia, while taking pressure off federal forces in Tennessee. The Nov. 6, 1863, Battle of Droop Mountain was the last major engagement in West Virginia, with both sides having a high percentage of men from the new state.

Buckley is a Flushing native with a long-standing interest in history and the Civil War. He is a graduate of Union Local High School and Ohio University. Buckley was an adjunct assistant professor at Belmont College and taught history for 12 years before retiring in 2015. He is a member of the Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable and serves as the organization’s president.

This free event is available with the support of the Robert Baker family and courtesy of the Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable. Light refreshments will be available. The library is located at Fifth and Tomlinson. For more information, call 304-845-6911.