Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
February 25, 1862

The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry Etc.
Frank Moore, ed. Vol. 2. New York: G. P. Putnam, 1863, p. 39

February 25. - General Henry Heth and staff have arrived at Lewisburgh, Va. He takes command of the forces of Kanawha. He was greeted with great applause by the troops, many of whom were in his old command, and all knew him by reputation. Great confidence is felt in this young and talented officer, and no one could have been sent who gives so universal satisfaction. - Richmond Dispatch, February 28

Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: February 1862

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