Today in Wheeling History: April 20--Major General Jesse Lee Reno born in Wheeling (1823). He served in the Mexican War and tragically lost his life on September 14, 1862, at South Mountain, Maryland. At the time, he was leading the 9th Army Corps of the United States Volunteers. Major General Reno holds the distinction of being the highest-ranking U.S. officer from West Virginia to be killed in the Civil War. He was laid to rest in the Oak Hill Cemetery located in Georgetown, Maryland. (https://rb.gy/qbxll)
Mike Minder was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. He is the author of Wheeling's Gambling History to 1976.