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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
February 1864


February 1
A series of skirmishes between Union and Confederate cavalry ended at Medley, present-day Grant County.

February 2
A skirmish occurred between General Rosser'?s Confederate cavalry and Ringgold'?s Union cavalry at Patterson'?s Creek in Mineral County.

Confederate troops under Major James H. Nounnan launched a raid that resulted in the capture of Union General E. P. Scammon and the steamer B. C. Levi at Red House early on the following morning.

February 3
The Legislature enacted an act that certain copies of ?official bonds? were to be given to the State Auditor.

The First West Virginia Cavalry was treated to a parade and speeches by notables, including Governor Arthur I. Boreman.

February 4
The First West Virginia Cavalry received their furloughs after returning to Wheeling the week before.

The Second West Virginia Cavalry returned to Wheeling from the front lines.

February 5
The Legislature passed an act permitting Alfred Brown to build a floating mill at Red House Shoals in Putnam County.

Colonel William Powell of the Second West Virginia Cavalry was released from Libby Prison in Richmond and returned to Wheeling.

Colonel Mulligan and the 23rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment drove Early’s forces from Moorefield

February 6
The Legislature enacted an act enforcing fees for bail charges to prisoners entering local jails.

February 7
A series of skirmishes ended in Hampshire and Hardy Counties with Union troops leaving Moorefield.

February 8

February 9
Confederate Lieutenant Keeney was sent to Camp Chase from the Atheneum Prison in Wheeling.

February 10

The Eleventh West Virginia Infantry brought several bushwhackers from the New Creek area to Wheeling.

February 11
Confederate raiders robbed a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad train near Kearneysville in Jefferson County with Union soldiers on board.

The Legislature enacted an act to make appropriations for the entertainment of Veterans.

Several resolutions were unanimously adopted by the United States Sanitary Commission, West Virginia section that met in Wheeling at the Hall of the House of Delegates.

February 12
The Seventh West Virginia Infantry Regiment arrived in Wheeling and were greeted by Governor Boreman and a crowd of local citizens.

February 13

February 14

February 15
Confederate Colonel J. M. Ferguson was captured by the 15th West Virginia Infantry in Wayne County.

February 16
Rev. William Ryland White was elected as the first State Superintendent of Schools.

February 17

February 18
A bill concerning the circulation of currency in United States tender was passed in the State Senate.

Local militia and Confederate troops fought in Pendleton County.

February 19
A joint resolution requesting an increased military

February 20
Twenty men from the Third West Virginia Cavalry engaged in a skirmish at Hurricane Bridge.

February 21
The First West Virginia Infantry arrived in Wheeling and were treated to a luncheon and festivities.

February 22
The governor approved an act establishing the Ohio County Jail in Wheeling as the State Penitentiary.

President's? Day was celebrated in Wheeling with parades and the marching of the First West Virginia Infantry.

February 23

February 24

February 25
Two Confederate prisoners escaped from the Atheneum in Wheeling while on the way to Camp Chase in Ohio.

February 26

February 27
The Fourth West Virginia Cavalry was treated to a parade in their honor, and a speech made by Governor Boreman urging them to reenlist.

February 28

February 29
The state legislature passed a joint resolution authorizing the governor to procure a flag for the 10th West Virginia Infantry.

Undated Events, February 1864


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