Today in Wheeling History: July 16--Governor Francis H. Pierpont of the Restored Government of Virginia issued a proclamation from the Wheeling capitol, urging the citizens to provide the state's share of troops in response to President Lincoln's call for three hundred thousand men. To assist in this effort, he requested that Senators and members of the House of Delegates act as agents to recruit volunteers from their respective districts (1862). (https://rb.gy/q9hat) (https://rb.gy/bf7wf) (https://rb.gy/z4czg)
Mike Minder was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. He is the author of Wheeling's Gambling History to 1976.