Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
May 1864

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Confederate guerrillas burned buildings inside the fortifications at Bulltown.

May 5
Confederates raided Piedmont and Bloomington.

May 6
Thirteen prisoners from the 8th Virginia Cavalry captured in the Kanawha Valley arrived in Wheeling and were confined in the Atheneum.

A small force of Confederate soldiers stormed into Morgantown and released a prisoner from the jail.

May 7

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May 9
At the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain, Confederate General Albert Gallatin Jenkins, former congressman from Cabell County, was mortally wounded.

May 10
A skirmish was fought at Lost River Gap in Hardy County.

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May 14
A Union soldier was robbed in Wheeling.

A number of refugees and Confederate deserters from Beverly arrived in Wheeling.

May 15
Four members of Carlin's Battery from Wheeling were killed at the Battle of New Market.

May 16
Capt. Isaac Allen of Randolph County began a scout into Pocahontas County, where he ran off some rebels.

May 17
A circular was issued by Joseph H. Diss Debar, who had been appointed West Virginia's Commissioner of Immigration.

May 18
Two Union officers, who were having a drink at an establishment in Wheeling, were issued a summons by a city police officer to testify against the proprietor for violating an ordinance prohibiting the sale of liquor to soldiers, but refused.

May 19
A Union bounty jumper, who was being taken to prison, escaped but was re-captured by a Newfoundland dog.

May 20

May 21
General Franz Sigel, who was relieved of field command after the Battle of New Market, issued a farewell order to his troops.

May 22

May 23

May 24
James Kuhn, a citizen charged with harboring Confederate guerrilla John Righter, was released by Captain Ewald Over upon taking the oath and giving a bond in the sum of one thousand dollars.

May 25
Six Confederate prisoners captured at Martinsburg were confined in the Atheneum.

May 26
Captain W. C. Thorpe, who served as mustering and disbursing officer in Wheeling for more than a year, left the city for service in the field under General William T. Sherman.

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May 31
West Virginia Commissioner of Immigration Joseph H. Diss Debar wrote to the editors of the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer requesting they inform their readers that he was not connected with any company involved in the sale or colonization of land.

Troops under General George Crook departed from Meadow Bluff on a raid into the Shenandoah Valley.

Undated Events, May 1864

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