Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
May 1861

Richmond Daily Dispatch
May 18, 1861

Braxton County.

The Enquirer is informed that the county of Braxton, in Northwestern Virginia, where Carlile and one or two other traitors of the Benedict Arnold school are hymning their eternal anthems of treason and rebellion, is not only almost a unit for secession, but appropriated $4,000 at the last term of the County Court for the purpose of arming and equipping her quota of soldiers to be furnished to the Governor for the defence of Virginia and the constitutional nights of the South. All honor to the gallant county of Braxton!

Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: Undated: May 1861

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