Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
June 1863

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June 4
A Court of Inquiry for the 2nd Battalion, 161st Regiment Virginia Militia, was scheduled to be held at the home of Joseph W. Ferrel in West Liberty.

Reason Fowler, a noted bushwhacker, was arrested for stealing a horse, and placed in the Marion County jail.

June 5
Pendleton County delegate Boggs and Captain Harper of the Pendleton County Swampers were in Wheeling.

June 6
The 4th and 5th regiments of Ohio County militia met at the courthouse in Wheeling to elect company officers.

June 7
The Congressional Convention of the Third District met and nominated Henry Winter Davis as the Unconditional Union congressional candidate.

June 8
In Wheeling, the Provost Marshal seized all photographs of Confederate officers and civilians displayed at photo galleries and stores.

June 9
Lieutenant Colonel Hiram Leonard was appointed Chief Paymaster of the District of West Virginia.

Gen. John Imboden crossed the Shenandoah Mountains to Moorefield and captured cattle.

June 10
Assistant Surgeon J. R. Blair of the 10th (West) Virginia Infantry was presented with a sword by the privates and non-commissioned officers of the regiment.

June 11
A Regimental Court for the 161st Regiment Virginia Militia, was scheduled to be held at Hyer's Hotel in Triadelphia.

June 12
Two deserters and two paroled prisoners were confined in the Atheneum.

June 13

June 14
A fight occurred between Confederate and Union troops at Martinsburg.

June 15

Abraham Lincoln called militia into service in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Governor Pierpont issued a proclamation for militia commanders to call companies and regiments together.

Confederate troops occupied Martinsburg.

June 16
A meeting of Union citizens of Upshur County was held at the courthouse in Buckhannon.

Confederate troops attacked Harpers Ferry.

June 17
The 4th and 5th Militia Regiments from Ohio County mustered on Fourth Street in Wheeling.

June 18
The 1st Battalion, 161st Militia Regiment from Ohio County mustered at Triadelphia.

A portion of the 2nd West Virginia Cavalry left Camp Piatt on a scout on the Big and Little Coal rivers.

Gen. John Imboden reported to Robert E. Lee that he had destroyed bridges along the B&O Railroad between Martinsburg and Cumberland.

June 19
The 134th Militia Regiment from Marshall County mustered at Moundsville.

Copperheads were attacked by militia in Hancock County.

June 20
West Virginia was admitted as the 35th state in the Union.

The legislature convened, during which the oath of office was administered to Gov. Arthur I. Boreman.

An orderly sergeant of the 27th New Jersey Infantry was stripped of his rank.

June 21

June 22
The militia brigade band serenaded Governor Arthur Boreman at the McLure House.

Nearly five hundred Brooke County militia arrived in Wheeling and were quartered at Washington Hall.

The House of Delegates met and chose members for a committee to devise seals for the State.

June 23
The petition of Judge George W. Thompson on a writ of habeas corpus came up for consideration in Federal Court in Wheeling.

A crowd gathered at the McLure House in Wheeling.

In the House of Delegates, a committee was appointed in response to the memorial of the citizens of Wheeling, relative to the defences of the city.

June 24
Thirty-two men of Carlin?s battery arrived in Wheeling following their journey from the battle of Winchester.

A refugee from Braxton County arrived in Wheeling.

In the House of Delegates, Mr. Dawson presented the petition of J. H. Diss Debar, contesting the seat of Ephraim Bee, sitting member from the county of Doddridge.

June 25
The State Senate and the House of Delegates met.

June 26
The House of Delegates and the State Senate passed a bill to authorize the council of the city of Wheeling to raise money for the defense of the city.

A portion of the 2nd West Virginia Cavalry skirmished with Confederate troops at Loup Creek.

June 27

June 28
Confederate cavalry appeared at Arnettsville in Monongalia County and Newburg in Preston County.

June 29
The Federal Court case of Judge George W. Thompson was continued.

The House of Delegates passed a motion that the committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill providing for the organization of a military force to protect counties infested with lawless bands of marauders.

June 30
Union soldiers and militia attacked a band of horse thieves at Dunkard Bottom in Preston County.

Judge John Jay Jackson issued his opinion in the case against former Judge George W. Thompson in Federal Court.

In House of Delegates, Mr. Fleming presented a petition signed by citizens of Harrison County in relation to a military organization for home protection, which was referred to the committee on Military Affairs.

Undated Events, June 1863

Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood

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