November 21, 1864
For the Intelligencer.
A Grand Torch Light Procession, Fire-works and Illumination, at Cameron, Marshall county, W. Va.
Pursuant to notice the loyal citizens of Cameron and vicinity assembled at the hall of the Union League, on Tuesday evening November 15th, where they formed a procession; and after marching through the town they proceeded to the school house, where a meeting was organized by appointing Capt. John H. Dickey, President, and Wm. H. H. Showacre, Secretary. The object, which was to celebrate the victory achieved over treason, and have preached the funeral sermon of Copperheadism, was explained by the chair.
Rev. H. Wallace, of Moundsvil[l]e, delivered an eloquent and impressive address, of one hours duration. He dug the grave for the snake, and was followed by the Rev. W. A. Williamson, who sang the funeral dirge, and threw the dirt upon the carcass[s]es and declared there should be no resurrection for them.
During the speaking there was almost one continual uproar of applause. The houses of our town were brilliantly illuminated, except some few whose occupants, it was supposed, were too busily engaged in packing up their goods for a trip to Canada. These few houses were dark, illustrative of the deeds of their party.
On motion the Wheeling Intelligencer was requested to publish the above.
Adjourned, with three cheers for Abe and Andy, three for the Army and Navy, and three for the Union and West Virginia.
John H. Dickey, Presít.
W. H. H. Showacre, Secíy.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: November 1864