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A West Virginia Rebel: Albert Gallatin Jenkins and His Border Rangers by Matthew A. Perry

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This book provides an introduction to the life of Albert Gallatin Jenkins and the Border Rangers he mustered to fight for the Confederacy. Jenkins was born in 1830 on his father’s plantation, Green Bottom (currently open to the public as a museum) in Cabell County, West Virginia, near Huntington. He was serving in the United States Congress when the Confederacy was formed but chose to resign his position and take up arms against the country he had been serving. This book provides an interesting introduction to an important topic but could have benefited from collaboration with Jack L. Dickinson of the Marshall University Library who has published previous books about Jenkins.

Kenova, West Virginia: self-published, 2016. 128 pages with photos, charts, endnotes, and sources. Trade paperback. Signed by author.