Timeline: May 1863
Question: On May 22, 1863, a Union detachment led by this colonel returned to Beverly with seven Confederates captured at Huttonsville.
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A new question and the answer to the previous question will be posted each Monday (except holidays) during the sesquicentennial commemoration.
Question for week ending May 19: On May 13, 1863, the Seventh Virginia Cavalry destroyed a “Yankee stockade fort” near this river.
Answer: Birch River
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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood