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Oct 16, 1859

John Brown attempted to seize federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry

Other events that happened on or around October 16, 1859

Nov 06, 1860

Abraham Lincoln elected president

1861

President Lincoln's inauguration

Apr 15, 1861

Three days after the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteer troops

Apr 17, 1861

Commonwealth of Virginia seceded from the Union; the Virginia secession convention votes to take Virginia out of the Union

Other events that happened on or around April 17, 1861

1861

Lincoln called on states to supply 75,000 militiamen for three month service

Other events that happened on or around 1861

Jul 21, 1861

Confederates win Battle of First Manassas (First Bull Run)

Other events that happened on or around July 21, 1861

May 23, 1862

General Henry Heth attacked Col. George Crook at the Union victory Battle of Lewisburg

Aug 30, 1862

Battle of Second Manassas

Other events that happened on or around August 30, 1862

Sep 15, 1862

Battles at Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown

Other events that happened on or around September 15, 1862

Jun 20, 1863

West Virginia entered the Union as the 35th state

Other events that happened on or around June 20, 1863

Jul 03, 1863

West Virginia 1st Calvary under the Union took part in battle of Gettysburg

Nov 06, 1863

The Battle of Droop Mountain occurred giving Union forces control over most of the territory in West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around November 06, 1863

1863

Civil War skirmish at Bulltown Historic Area

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May 15, 1864

Union soldiers of the 1st and 12th West Virginia Infantry and West Virginia 1st Light Artillery fought at the Battle of New Market

1864

Battle of Summit Point

Other events that happened on or around 1864


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