Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
June 1861

Richmond Daily Dispatch
June 1, 1861

Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.

From Guyandotte.

Guyandotte, Va., May 24, 1861.

It may not be uninteresting to you in these perilous times to hear a word from your friends in some of the border counties, or those counties bordering on the Ohio river, and I believe the little town of Guyandotte is justly entitled to the name of the banner town on the Ohio river. You have beard before this that a few weeks since the loyal citizens to the proud Common wealth of Virginia hoisted to the breeze the flag of the Southern Confederacy, coupled with and bearing the significant motto of the State, "Sic Sempre Tyrannis," and she flutters to the great discomfiture of many a tyrant who vies with (as they term it) "holy horror,""the beginning of the end." But Guyandotte still lives, and her vote on yesterday is one in comparison of which she may justly feel proud.


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