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Terry Lowry is THE authority on the Civil War in the Kanawha Valley. Stop 10 on his tour: James W. Hoge House in Winfield, WV. 29 September 2019. Here is a link to Terry’s latest book, The Battle of Charleston (2016): https://wvcivilwar.com/now-available-the-battle-of-charleston/


Built in 1838 by Charles Brown, his son Tallyrand sold it to Capt. John Bowyer. James W. Hoge acquired the home in 1857. He represented Putnam County at the Virginia Secession Convention in 1861, voting against secession.


Moved from its original location in 2004, the home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.


This is the grave of Confederate Captain Phillip James Thurmond, who was mortally wounded in the Battle of Winfield (1864). For more about Capt. Thurmond, follow this link: https://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/putnam_news/confederate-soldier-reburied-with-fanfare-military-rites/article_0c234fe9-6083-5fbf-b7ac-79d2fd87b889.html