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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
November 1862


November 1
The 4th and 5th regiments of militia paraded in Wheeling.

November 2

November 3
The Mason County Court began its trial against John Hall who murdered Lewis Wetzel.

November 4

November 5
Companies from the 9th and 12th (West) Virginia infantries, the 87th Pennsylvania, Kelley Lancers, and Ewing's Artillery left Beverly on a scout into Pocahontas, Highland, and Pendleton counties.

November 6
The Union scout into Pocahontas, Highland, and Pendleton counties continued.

November 7
A Union cavalry unit launched a raid into Greenbrier County.

November 8
A Federal force left New Creek on an expedition to attack General John Imboden's camp along the South Fork of the Potomac.

November 9
Confederate Col. John Imboden made an expedition from Hardy County and captured St. George in Tucker County.

Union troops under Brig. Gen. John Geary made a reconnaissance from Bolivar Heights to Rippon and routed the 12th Virginia Cavalry between Halltown and Charlestown.

A Union detachment captured a Confederate wagon train near Williamsburg in Greenbrier County.

November 10
A Union expeditionary force led by Brigadier General Benjamin F. Kelley routed a Confederate camp on the South Fork of the Potomac, capturing supplies and fifty prisoners.

November 11
While on his way back from St. George, Col. Imboden set out toward Capt Bartow with the idea of attacking Milroy's baggage train.

November 12

November 13
Imboden abandoned the plan to go to Camp Bartow and followed a group of Union troops toward Franklin, crossing the South Fork.

November 14

November 15
The 14th (West) Virginia reached New Creek.

Lt. Witcher with Union recruits made an excursion into Cabell County and captured the bandit Pres Hodges.

Gov. John Letcher of Virginia issued a proclamation for the distribution of salt among various counties.

November 16
A soldier in the 6th (West) Virginia Infantry was given a ride on a rail in Parkersburg for writing a letter to the governor about immoral practices in the company.

November 17

November 18
Lt. Witcher delivered Pres Hodges over to Col. Zeigler at Ceredo.

November 19
The Union scout into Pocahontas, Highland, and Pendleton counties concluded with the return of troops to Beverly.

November 20
A deserter in the Confederate Army was court martialed and “drummed out” of camp at Princeton.

November 21
A group of drunken, riotous soldiers were sent to the Atheneum in Wheeling.

November 22

November 23
General George Crook ordered the Second (West) Virginia Cavalry to launch a raid against a Confederate camp in the Sinking Creek Valley.

November 24
Union troops led by Col. Paxton left Camp Piatt to engage the enemy near Frankfort.

John Carlile responded to an article in the Wheeling Intelligencer, denying he was present at a certain meeting.

Union Gen. Robert Milroy issued an order banning the Wheeling Press within the lines of his command.

November 25
A new-state meeting was to be held in Hancock County.

A small scouting party of the 8th (West) Virginia Infantry had a skirmish with Confederate cavalry in Logan County, and Capt. William Gramm, Lt. Isaac Wade, and 11 enlisted men of the 8th were taken prisoner.

November 26
A Union cavalry force attacked a Confederate camp at the base of Cold Knob Mountain in Greenbrier County.

A new-state meeting was to be held in Hancock County.

November 27
Union General Robert Milroy order Job Parsons to compensate the citizens of Tucker County $14.25 for damages done by Confederate guerilla raids.

The Second (West) Virginia Cavalry made a successful raid into Nicholas and Raleigh counties.

November 28
A false alarm in Lewisburg caused by the misfiring of guns at Livisay's Mill led many people to leave the town.

A new-state meeting was to be held in Hancock County.

November 29
A company of Confederates bushwhacked a squad of the Ringgold cavalry near Romney.

November 30


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