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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
July 13, 1863


Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
Series 1, Volume 27, part 3, pp. 613-14, 707

Pittsburgh, July 8, 1863. (Received 3. p. m.)

Major-General Halleck:

Many of the three-months’ militia object to leaving the State. The question, however, is under consideration, and will be decided this afternoon. It is expected a portion of them will go as desired. The result will be telegraphed as soon as known.

W. T. H. Brooks,
Major-General.

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Pittsburgh, Pa., July 15, 1863.
(Received 2.15 p.m.)

Hon. E. M. Stanton:

Out of three regiments ordered to West Virginia last week, one entire regiment (Colonel Gallagher’s) and one company of another regiment refused to go. I ordered the company to turn over its arms, equipments, &c., and report to the State authorities, which as been done, as the Government had no use for such troops.

On Monday, I reiterated the order to the regiment, and they obeyed it to the extent of going on the cars and leaving; but at Wellsville and other points, over 100 men left the cars, refusing to go farther. In the meantime, for other reasons, the regiment was ordered to return here. I now respectfully suggest that this regiment be discharged.

W. T. H. Brooks,
Major-General


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

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