Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
January 1863

Richmond Daily Dispatch
January 1, 1863

Arrests in Western Virginia.

The Wheeling (Va.) Press gives the following samples of despotism in that overrun section of the State: On Saturday James Herriott, of this city, who was some time ago admitted to ball upon an indictment for treason, in the U. S. Court, having recently been using treasonable language in discouragement of enlistments was arrested by Deputy Marshal Irwin, and lodged in the Atheneum where we trust he will remain until tried.

Miss Eliza Hughes, M. D. sister of the well known Dr. Alfred Hughes, now an inmate of Camp chase, was arrested and lodged in the Atheneum on Saturday, for refusing to take the oath of allegiance, by order of Provost Marshal Darr, Subsequently Miss Hughes, having complained of being unwell, sent for Major Darr, and agreed to take the oath, which secured her release.

Frank Vennum, a river man of this city, was also arrested, but took the oath. Likewise Miss Nancy Dunn.

Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: Undated: January 1863

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