Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
December 19, 1863

Wheeling Intelligencer
December 23, 1863

Hancock County.

The Union men of Hancock county held their primary meetings for the nomination of township officers on Saturday. In Poe township (Court house), James H. Pugh, Esq., was nominated for Supervisor; Levi Caldwell for Justice of the Peace; and the delegates to the County Convention, which was to have been held on Monday, were instructed to vote for McCandless Flanegin for County Treasurer. Considerable spirit was manifested in the nominating meetings, and for some of the offices there was quite a lively interest.

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

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