June 23, 1863
Serenade To Gov. Boreman. – Last evening the brigade band, organized under the direction of Louis Gans, serenaded Gov. Boreman at the McLure House. The crowd which had collected about the music commenced calling vociferously for the new Governor. Gov. Boreman finally made his appearance and made a brief, appropriate and patriotic speech which was most enthusiastically received. The speech was the utterance of a true and earneset patriot to whom the people of of [sic] this section are willing to pledge their entire support. We regret that the lateness of the hour prevents us from giving even a brief synopsis of the new Governor’s remarks.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: June 1863