Monument Honoring Cove-Area Civil War Soldiers to be Dedicated
September 23, 2021
On April 12, 1861, the union of the United States of America dissolved. It would take four years, and the loss of about three percent of the population, to bring an end to the conflict and reunite a fractured Union.
When the first shots of the war were fired at Fort Sumpter South Carolina, then President Abraham Lincoln put out a call to arms and by the time the war ended, an estimated 2 million men served in the Union Army, with about 360,000 of them coming from Pennsylvania, the second most of any state.
According to former Martinsburg Borough Manager and Civil War Historian Randy Stoltz...