“It was a deed of insignificant affair, but we exaggerated it into a deed of great valor and importance.”
With West Virginia’s rugged terrain, the entire area precluded any successful military operations of any size, so the small affairs that did occur, especially those of the Kanawha Valley, are overshadowed by the larger more important campaigns elsewhere. Yet historians can’t ignore that during the early months of the Civil War, the Kanawha Valley was a vital and strategic area to both armies.
First published in 1982, The battle of Scary Creek became an instant classic and has remained a sought after collector’s item. This new and revised edition contains the complete original text as well as over 70 pages of new material compiled and edited by the original author, Terry Lowry.
“… his descriptions of preparations for war and of the men involved are particularly good, as is his portrayal of the fighting at Scary Creek.” — Mike Mullins, Civil War Book Exchange ( now Civil War News )
“…an excellent account of one of the most significant ‘little’ battles of the Civil War.” — The Firing Line, Manassas, Va