U.S. At War: End of The White

In the Civil War's dingdong battle for West Virginia, when the wounded and the dying of the Union and Confederate armies were laid in rows in the glittering ballroom at White Sulphur Springs—depending on which side held the hotel—this resort nestling in the Alleghenies had already been famed for half a century. Its great colonial hotel, known familiarly as The White, had been built a decade earlier. Before that there were rows of cottages—Paradise Row for the newlyweds, Alabama and Georgia Rows for the rich from those States, Wolf Row for the bachelors.*


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