August 23, 1862
GEN. COX AT PARKERSBURG – Gen. Cox, of the Kanawha army, with about seven thousand of his men, was at Parkersburg on Thursday. The infantry and artillery came down on boats, and the wagons by land. Two regiments left Parkersburg on Thursday night for Washington city, to which point the whole force in destined en route to the army of Gen. Pope.
Gen. Cox leaves about five thousand soldiers in the Kanawha valley, who will also soon be relieved by new troops.
The Kanawha soldiers have been so long in the woods that they acted like wild men when they reached Parkersburg. – Those who have passed safely through the fatigues of the Kanawha campaign are said to have come out stronger and more rugged than ever. They caused the Parkersburg whisky to fly, and made “Rome howl” generally.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: August 1862