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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
August 1864


August 1
Ten African-American recruits arrived in wheeling and were sent to Camp William Penn.

August 2
The citizens of New Creek Station met to pay tribute to Colonel James A. Mulligan, who was killed at Winchester.

The Ohio County Board of Supervisors met at the courthouse to consider the bounty question.

Governor Arthur I. Boreman issued a call for volunteers for a Union regiment from West Virginia.

August 3
The State Convention was held in the M. E. Church in Grafton.

August 4
Union and Confederate troops clashed at New Creek.

By proclamation of President Lincoln, a day of national humiliation and prayer was celebrated in Wheeling.

August 5

August 6
The Ohio County militia, which had been called out in response to a threatened raid by Confederates on Wheeling, was dismissed after a speech by Governor Arthur I. Boreman.

Mrs. A. Wilburn, M.D., of Philadelphia, delivered a lecture at Washington Hall to benefit the Soldiers Aid Society.

August 7
Union and Confederate troops clashed at Moorefield.

August 8

August 9
State Auditor Samuel Crane, a candidate for a congressional seat, delivered an address in Ritchietown, Ohio County.

August 10

August 11
Fourteen African-American recruits credited to Hampshire and Taylor counties were mustered into service.

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August 19
Confederate guerrillas raided the Wirt County community of Newark.

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August 22
Confederate guerrillas raided Ripley and captured the Jackson County sheriff.

August 23
Twenty-nine recruits enlisted in Union regiments.

A brass band attached to Carlin's Battery played in Wheeling.

August 24
Twenty-eight recruits enlisted in Union regiments.

August 25
A meeting of the officers of the 3rd Brigade 1st Infantry Division, Army of West Virginia was held at Halltown to express their sentiments in relation to the death of fellow officers.

Jacob Hornbrook, known as the "Soldiers' Friend," left Wheeling to visit West Virginia troops stationed in the vicinity of Harpers Ferry.

August 26
Twenty-eight recruits, credited to Ohio County, arrived in Wheeling to be mustered into service.

August 27
Citizens from the Glen Easton area of Marshall County met to select candodates for the House of Delegates.

Forty-three enlisted men were accepted into the Union army.

August 28

August 29
The 2nd West Virginia Cavalry arrived in Martinsburg.

J. M. McWhorter wrote a letter accepting the nomination as a candidate for state auditor.

A number of Union men enlisted in the Union army.

A tunnel was discovered under the basement floor of the Atheneum, preventing the escape of prisoners confined there.

August 30
A circular was issued from the Provost Marshal's office relating to volunteers and the upcoming draft.

Thirty-nine men enlisted in the Union army.

August 31
A Fulton citizen was arrested and sent to the Atheneum for "hurrahing for Jeff Davis."

Seventy-one enlisted men were accepted into the Union army.

Undated Events, August 1864


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