Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
March 27, 1862

Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
Series I, Volume 12, Part 3, p. 22

War Department
Washington, March 27, 1862.

Major-General McClellan:

The following order was made to-day respecting the Winchester road, which I hope will meet your views:

Ordered, 1st. That the railroad between Harper's Ferry and Winchester, and its appendages and appurtenances, be, and the same is hereby, taken possession of and held as a military railroad of the United States under the act of Congress, and it is placed under guard of the general commanding the Army of the Potomac.

2d. That the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company be, and they are hereby, authorized and required to repair said road and its appurtenances, and operate the same, keeping an accurate account of receipts and expenditures, to be rendered to this Department when required for adjustment of accounts.

There is no news of any special interest.

Edwin M. Stanton,
Secretary of War.

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