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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
June 23, 1863


Wheeling Daily Intelligencer
June 24, 1863

Demonstration At The McLure House. Last evening the Hancock militia drew up in front of the McLure House and called upon the Governor. The Governor being absent Col. Ben. Smith was called out and made a patriotic war speech, giving it as his opinion that there was no peace except in complete subjugation of the rebels. He was repeatedly cheered. The crowd then called upon Judge Brown, of Kanawha, who came forward and delivered a brief address, which was very enthusiastically received.


Wheeling Daily Intelligencer
June 24, 1863

More Militia. Yesterday morning about three hundred militia from Hancock county arrived in the city and took lodgings at Union Hall. They are in command of Col. Crawford, member of the House of Delegates from Hancock county.


Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: June 1863

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