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West Virginia National Guard


Feb 17, 1735

Morgan Morgan was commissioned captain of the militia which later became 201st Field Artillery (West Virginia Army National Guard)

Other events that happened on or around February 17, 1735

1812

Western Virginia militias took parts in the Northwest campaign

Other events that happened on or around 1812

1815

Cabell County troops fought at the Battle of New Orleans

Other events that happened on or around 1815

Nov 18, 1846

Virginia Governor William Smith called for state troops to fight in the Mexican-American War

1848

Cabell, Berkeley, and Jefferson counties provided infantry regiments for service in the Mexican-American War

Other events that happened on or around 1848

1877

Industrialists plead for more militias companies in the Great Railroad Strike

Other events that happened on or around 1877

1880

The National Guard was activated for service in areas of labor unrest

Other events that happened on or around 1880

1889

Legislature renamed the militia the West Virginia National Guard

Other events that happened on or around 1889

1894

The National Guard was activated for service in areas of labor unrest

Other events that happened on or around 1894

1898

The two national guard regiments were merged into one for the Spanish-American War

Other events that happened on or around 1898

1902

The state called troops to mining strikes

Other events that happened on or around 1902

1912

National Guard was called upon during the Paint Creek and Cabin Creek strike

Other events that happened on or around 1912

1916

The National Guard was activated in call for troops to pursue Pancho Villa on the Mexican border

Other events that happened on or around 1916

1941

The 150th and 201st Infantry Regiments of the West Virginia National Guard were federalized as FDR prepared the nation for war

1972

The National Guard lent aid in the Buffalo Creek Disaster

Other events that happened on or around 1972

1991

West Virginia National Guard was activated in the Gulf War

Other events that happened on or around 1991

Dec 15, 1997

West Virginia National Guard was activated in support of peacekeeping mission to Bosnia

Other events that happened on or around December 15, 1997


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