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Greg Carroll - Applying for a West Virginia Civil War Medal

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Published on Oct 15, 2012

On October 11, 2012, Greg Carroll presented "Applying for a West Virginia Civil War Medal" at the Thursday evening lecture in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston.

The Civil War medals were authorized by the state legislature in 1866 as "tokens of respect" for Union veterans of West Virginia military units. Many were unclaimed, however, and eventually were turned over to Archives and History, which began a program to distribute remaining medals to descendants who file a properly documented line of descent from the veteran to themselves.

Greg Carroll is a graduate of Marshall University and is a staff historian at West Virginia Archives and History, where he has worked for 23 years. He has been working with the Civil War medal claims for about two decades.

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