Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
March 14, 1864

The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer
March 17, 1864


On Monday a couple of soldiers, being somewhat intoxicated, were making profane remarks in the presence of ladies on a steamboat that was about leaving the wharf, when the captain of the boat being unable otherwise to preserve order and decorum started towards the Atheneum after a guard. The soldiers anticipating his purpose, are said to have caught hold of the captain and refused to allow him to go and he was compelled to leave with his boat without enjoying the satisfaction of seeing the men arrested. We have lately beard of similar instances of disorder on other steamers running to and from this point.

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

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