Today in Wheeling History: July 19--The commander at Camp Carlile in Wheeling issued a warning that anyone caught improperly wearing the insignia of United States soldiers would be arrested. He also warned soldiers who were "on furlough" to report back to the camp or be arrested (1862). (https://rb.gy/adp2z)
Mike Minder was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. He is the author of Wheeling's Gambling History to 1976.