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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
January 4, 1864


The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer
January 5, 1864

About thirty negro soldiers arrived in the city yesterday morning from Washington, Pa., on their way to the general rendezvous at New Brighton. They represented all shades of color but they were a fine able bodied squad. They were what the advertisements in the southern papers would call “likely boys.”


Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: January 1864

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