Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
March 1865

March 1
A captured Confederate soldier, who boasted that he was General Fitzhugh Lee, was brought to the Athenaeum in Wheeling.

March 2
Union troops were sent from Wheeling to Parkersburg because of a false alarm.

March 3
A large group of released Union prisoners passed through Wheeling on their way to Camp Chase.

March 4
A meeting was held in Bridgeport that resolved to raise funds to raise volunteer troops.

March 5

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March 12

March 13
The draft occurred in Wetzel County.

March 14

March 15
Lieutenant Richards of Battery D West Virginia Light Artillery arrived home after his release from a Southern prison.

March 16

March 17

March 18

March 19

March 20
Sixteen recruits joined the First and Third West Virginia Cavalry regiments.

March 21
Captain Stone accepted substitutes, recruits, and drafted men to be held for the service in Wheeling.

John S. Carlile and family moved to Maryland.

March 22
Three members of the State Guard who were captured in Nicholas County arrived in Wheeling after being exchanged.

March 23

March 24

March 25

March 26
Jacob Files, living on Back Creek near Martinsburg, defended his home and family from guerillas.

March 27

March 28
Captain Robb, of the 1st West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, arrived home after a thirteen month imprisonment in the South.

March 29
Confederate prisoners of war who were captured along the Kanawha River were sent to Camp Chase.

March 30

March 31
Members of Battery D, 1st West Virginia Light Artillery, waited out their term enlistment at Clarksburg by constructing a fort.

Undated Events, March 1865

Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood

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