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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
October 15, 1864


Wheeling Intelligencer
October 17, 1864

Meeting at the Central club Saturday Night.

There was a very good, though not large, meeting of the Union Club Saturday night, more in a social way than anything else. – Mr. J. N. Boyd, of the Fairmont National, who was present, and who had been East and was almost caught in the descent on the railroad between Quincy and Harper’s Ferry, detailed in this mornings dispatches, made some entertaining remarks, after which the meeting proceeded to consider what steps should be taken in the way of meetings outside of the city, throughout the county. It was understood to be the desire of the Union people of Triadelphia and West Liberty, that some arrangements should be concerted in the city looking to meetings at those two places. A meeting had been already mooted for Triadelphia next Saturday, and the question was whether the Club should take some steps looking to an attendance. A committee, consisting of Thomas Hornbrook, John Bishop, James Bodley and W. B. Simpson, was appointed to report upon the propriety of organizing an attendance. The committee after a brief interim recommended that the Union men of the City attend the meeting at Triadelphia next Saturday, in as large numbers as possible. They also recommended that a committee of three be appointed to ascertain what arrangements can be made with the Hempfield railroad to carry those who may wish to go and that the committee report to a meeting of the Club to-morrow, Tuesday evening.

No definite determination was arrived at touching a meeting at West Liberty. – The views of the friends out there as to the best day for a meeting did not seem to be very well understood. The prevailing opinion, however, was that a meeting should be held there not later than Monday, the 24th inst.

Among other things discussed at the meeting Saturday night, was the propriety of a German meeting in the city on some day between this and the Presidential election. On motion of Henry Crangle, Esq., the following gentlemen were appointed a committee to take the matter in charge and determine upon what was best to be done, viz: Messrs. Capt. Over, E. Bocking, Fred Myers, Louis Keller, Aug. Pollack, Hermann Renner, Phillip Schele, John Einsinger, C. Houser, George Miller, Geo. Zigler, Christian Lobmellor, Fred Miller, Ed Lindner, Fritz Yahrling, Jacob Burkle, Joseph Seybold.

After the appointment of this committee it was determined by those of us who were present to call a meeting of the loyal Germans of the city at the Central Union Club Rooms this, Monday, afternoon at 2 o’clock to consider the objects involved in the appointment of the committee. Accordingly all Union Germans are cordially invited by the committee to meet with them at the hour appointed to-day.


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

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