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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
July 22, 1862


Wheeling Intelligencer
July 25, 1862

War Meeting in Taylor County—Hon. John S. Carlile.

A meeting was held at Knottsville, in Taylor county, on Tuesday, July 22, 1862, for the purpose of encouraging enlistments. About seventy-five of the voters of the neighborhood were present, comprising the best and most influential citizens of the county. Several speeches were made, three persons volunteered, and a subscription was taken up to pay volunteers a bounty. The people were loyal and in earnest, and determined to be free.

After the business part of the meeting was disposed of, the following resolution was offered and adopted without a dissenting voice:

Resolved, That the course in Congress of our Senator, John S. Carlile, in voting with the secessionists and secession sympathizers, in all or a large number of his votes; and also in opposing and voting against the admission of the new State, has neither met our wishes nor reflected our sentiments, and we hereby request him to resign a position which he has shown himself unworthy to fill.

The meeting then adjourned.

James Knotts, Prest.
Jacob Hall, Jr., Sec’y.


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