Every month, the American Public University System (APUS) Interactive Marketing Team hosts two webinars which are open and free to all students, faculty, staff, and the public. The topics for these webinars range from terrorism to logistics and from nursing to history. Recently, the team has developed a series of webinars focused on the Civil War in Jefferson County, West Virginia where APUS makes its home in Charles Town.
Charles Town, West Virginia, APUS’ headquarters, is replete with history. As a history buff, I have found the history of this town fascinating. For those of you who don’t know, Charles Town and Jefferson and Berkley County were part of the state of Virginia until 1863 when President Lincoln transferred them to West Virginia. Some of the descendants of residents from the 1800’s still consider themselves Virginians.