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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
July 11, 1864


Wheeling Daily Intelligencer
July 11, 1864

Negro Recruits – About fifty negroes who came from Lynchburg with Gen. Hunter’s command, took a wash last night in the Ohio River. To-day they propose to enlist in the United States service. Last evening they held a prayer meeting at the Athaneum and such a noise as they created in seldom heard in this section.


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

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