Statehood


Photograph, Kellian V. Whaley commanded the Ninth West Virginia Infantry. Although Whaley was captured at Guyandotte in 1861 by Confederate raiders, he escaped and made his way to Union lines. Whaley was elected to the United States House of Representatives for the Reorganized Government of Virginia. He later became one of West Virginia’s first congressmen. Portrait File



Statehood

West Virginia Archives and History