Claim an Ancestor's West Virginia Civil War Medals

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West Virginia Civil War Medals

In 1866, the state of West Virginia authorized the minting of over 26,000 medals to honor its Union Civil War soldiers. Today, over 4,000 medals remain unclaimed.

If you have a relative who fought for West Virginia in the Civil War, you may be able to claim his medal. More information is available at the site linked above, including the list of elligible medal recipients.

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