October 4, 1864
John M. Phillips was arrested on Saturday evening upon sworn evidence that he had yelled for Jeff. Davis and not for cheering for McClellan, as has been stated by a newspaper of this city. Singularly enough, Phillips, though a rank rebel, is not a McClellan man. He has been in the rebel army and has taken the oath of allegiance before the Federal Court and given bond for his good behavior. We learn that he will be held for trial by a Military Commission for a violation of his oath, and that same will be entered against his bondsmen.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: October 1864