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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
August 1862


August 1

August 2
Troops of the 44th Ohio started a scout from Meadow Bluff to the Greenbrier River.

Troops from the 37th Ohio began a scout to Wyoming County to clear the mountain passes of Guyandotte Mountains.

Waitman T. Willey and Francis Pierpont spoke at a War meeting at Mannington to support the call for additional troops.

A meeting was held in Hancock County to enlist volunteers and pass resolutions supporting the Union.

August 3

August 4
A meeting was held at the Mason County Courthouse, at which those in attendance passed resolutions supporting the decisions and actions taken by Union leaders and calling for the militia to be "thoroughly organized."

The 44th Ohio skirmished with Confederates near the Greenbrier River.

A war meeting was held at Fairmont, at which Governor Pierpont and Senator Willey spoke.

August 5
A detachment of Union troops near Wyoming Courthouse was attacked by Confederate cavalry.

Albert Gallatin Jenkins submitted his resignation from the Congress of the Confederate State of America.

August 6
A skirmish occurred at Pack’s Ferry in Monroe County.

August 7
The Reverend Gordon Battelle died in Washington.

August 8
Francis H. Pierpont, governor of the Restored Government of Virginia, issued a proclamation moving the county seat of Wayne County from Wayne to Ceredo.

August 9
A large Union meeting was held in the Marshall County community of Cameron.

A Union meeting was held in Wetzel County.

The Tyler militia was called out, a pro-Union meeting held, and solicitations for volunteers commenced.

A meeting was held in Upshur County at which resolutions were passed in support of the Union and condemning John Carlile.

By order of Gov. Pierpoint, the departments of the Restored Government of Virginia closed their offices and executive officers and clerks attended the funeral services of the Reverend Gordon Battelle.

August 10
Union troops destroyed the Mercer Salt Works in present-day Summers County.

August 11
A war meeting was held in Lewis County at which resolutions were passed in support of the Union and condemning John Carlile.

A war meeting was held in Clarksburg at which resolutions were passed in support of the Union and Delegate John J. Davis was hissed.

A war meeting was held in Kingwood at which resolutions were passed in support of the Union and condemning John S. Carlile.

August 12
At a war meeting in Wheeling, Senators John Sherman and John Bingham spoke and resolutions were passed in support of the Union and condemning John S. Carlile.

August 13
The 106th Militia regiment mustered and paid respects on the death of Major John T. Hall of the 4th Virginia Regiment.

August 14
A group of men left Hacker's Creek to rendezvous with others in Webster County and join the guerrillas.

Volunteers for service were recruited and a meeting was held in Grafton.

August 15
Union troops at Meadow Bluff fell back to Camp Gauley Bridge.

Under orders of Union Gen. Cox, troops of the 1st and 2nd provisional brigades began march to Camp Piatt from the Pack's Ferry and Raleigh County areas.

August 16

August 17
Gen. J. D. Cox turned over command of the District of the Kanawha to Col. J. A. J. Lightburn.

August 18
Union troops killed bushwhacker Bob Edwards near North River Mills.

Union troops under Colonel Harris were attacked by bushwhackers near Huttonsville, killing two men.

Two men were accidently killed at Parkersburg by cannon shot.

August 19
Mary Jane Snyder (or Snider) traveled from Pendleton County to Tucker County to report on Imboden.

August 20
Confederates arrived in Tucker County, and Union Capt. Hall fell back to Rowlesburg.

Confederate Col. D. S. Hounshell and detachment moved into the McDowell and Wyoming county area in search of Union troops under Thomas Godfrey.

August 21
General Jacob D. Cox and seven thousand Union soldiers passed through Parkersburg.

Confederates robbed goods in St. George before leaving.

August 22
Joseph Snider of Monongalia County was appointed colonel of the 7th (West) Virginia Infantry.

August 23
A pro-Union meeting was held at Buckhannon.

August 24
Confederate A. G. Jenkins and troops left Union in Monroe County on a campaign through western Virginia.

August 25
The Mason County court approved relief funds for families of volunteer soldiers.

August 26
A number of Ritchie County Confederates were captured and sent to prison.

August 27
A skirmish took place near Gauley Bridge.

August 28
A squad of the Second [West] Virginia Cavalry clashed with Confederates at Shady Spring in Raleigh County.

August 29

August 30
Rebel guerrillas entered Buckhannon.

Gov. Letcher of Virginia issued a proclamation calling on citizens in western Virginia to join the Confederate Virginia military.

August 31
Confederate troops under A. G. Jenkins captured Weston.


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