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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
December 20, 1864


Wheeling Daily Register
December 22, 1864

Supervisors’ Meeting. – The Ohio County Board of Supervisors held a meeting at the Court House on Tuesday. The following resolution was offered by Mr. Wilson:

Ordered, that all soldiers who enlisted under the President’s call of Feb. 1st, 1864, for 200,000 men, and who were mustered into the service of the United States, and credited to Ohio county under the order of the Board passed February 15th, 1864, shall be paid a bounty of three hundred dollars on the presentation of the certificate of the mustering officer accredited as such by the Secretary of War.

Mr. Saulsbury offered an amendment: “Provided a loan sufficient to pay the same can be negotiated for two years at 6 per cent.”

Mr. Wilson accepted the amendment and the order was passed.

The object is to provide for the payment of those who enlisted between the periods named with the expectation of receiving bounty, but of whom no report was had until after the quota of the county was ascertained to have been filled.

A committee of three was appointed to carry the order into execution.

The following was unanimously passed:

Ordered, that the Board of Supervisors of Ohio county, do offer a bounty of $100 from the treasury of said county, to any recruit who may volunteer into the service of the United States, and who shall be accepted and mustered into said service and credited to Ohio County from the 6th day of December, 1864.


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

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