(No. 17.) Authorizing the Governor to present a Banner to the Tenth West Virginia Volunteer Infantry.
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, That the Governor be authorized to procure a flag for the Tenth Regiment of West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, in honor of the faithful services and hard battles through which they have victoriously passed, under their brave commander Col. Harris, bravely defeating the rebels on the 2d and 3d of July, 1863, at the town of Beverly, outnumbered by the enemy over three to one, under the lead of the rebel William L. Jackson, thereby saving our state from a destructive raid, and that there be inscribed on the banner: “Tenth West Virginia Regiment, Beverly, July 2d and 3d, 1863; Droop Mountain, Nov. 6th, 1863,” and that the Governor be further authorized to pay for the flag out of the civil contingent fund.
ADOPTED, February 29, 1864.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: February 1864