This is one of the three commonly recognized most valuable early histories of West Virginia. Remarkably, in 1886 Hale used what many think of as a relatively recent trend in historical studies. He focused in on particular stories that illuminate their times. One was the Mary Ingles Wilder captivity narrative; another was the Battle of Point Pleasant, and another the murder of Cornstalk. This edition includes 76 pages of introductory commentary.
Radford, Virginia: Roberta Ingels Steele, a 1971 reprint of an 1886 release with a new index and introductory material, 422 Arabic numbered pages and 76 Roman numbered pages with an index, maps, including a fold-out map, and illustrations.