Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
December 1862

Wellsburg Herald
December 12, 1862

Sixteenth VA Regiment

We understand that the 16th Virginia Regiment, under the command of Col. James T. Close, of this city, has been duly mustered into the service of the United States. For several weeks past this regiment has been quartered near Fort Lyon, but are now under orders to march to Miner’s Hill, near Camp Abercrombie, and there be placed on picket duty, in close proximity to the enemy’s lines, and where an opportunity may be given them to show their pluck, and fighting qualities. We trust, in such a case, to hear a good report from the famous 16th.

– Alexandria News

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