(Wheeling: John F. M'Dermot, Public Printer, 1865)
Chap. 62 - An Act for the Relief of certain Militia of Upshur County.
Passed February 27, 1865.
Whereas, certain militia of Upshur county, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-three, while in discharge of their duty in the service of the state, were captured by armed rebels, taken to Richmond and there imprisoned, and many of them have died during such imprisonment; therefore,
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
1. There is hereby appropriated, out of the treasury of the state, a sum of money sufficient to pay to each of the said militia, if living, or his personal representative, if he be dead, thirteen dollars per month during his imprisonment as aforesaid, or if he died during such imprisonment, then at that rate per month from the time of his capture until his death.
2. The money so appropriated shall be drawn only on the requisition of the governor, certifying that satisfactory evidence has been produced to him showing that the person in whose favor, or in favor of whose personal representative such requisition is made, was captured, as aforesaid, while in discharge of his duty in the service of the state.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: February 1865