Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
July 9, 1861

Richmond Enquirer
July 17, 1861

The Latest from Gen. Patterson's Column.

[Correspondence of the Northern Associated Press.]

MARTINSBURG, July 10.---The 5th and 12th New York regiments have arrived here. The 29th New York regiment arrived yesterday; also two companies of the District of Columbia volunteers. All is quiet in camp. A 32 pound rifled cannon arrived here yesterday.

Samuel J Rea, a well-known correspondent, was arrested here last evening at the orders of Gen. Patterson, probably to prevent communication of army movements to the eastern press. All access to him is denied. A post office has been established here, and letters to this division are promptly delivered.

Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: July 1861

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