Web Author's Notes: This is a view of Philippi, West Virginia, looking south, the Tygart Valley River running under the famous Philippi Covered Bridge. The Battle of Philippi, Virginia (later to become part of West Virginia), is considered to be the first land battle of the war.. The 16th Ohio participated significantly in this battle.
Sketched by Mrs. M. D. Pool of Virginia in 1861. Library of Congress.