Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
May 20, 1861

Richmond Daily Dispatch
May 30, 1861

Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.

Military spirit in Fayette : Appropriation.

Hawks'nest, Fayette Co., Va., May 24, 1861.

Not having seen anything in your paper of what is transpiring in Fayette, I take the liberty to inform you how matters are progressing here. Fayette has raised three volunteer companies for the defence of Virginia against the common enemy, and we have two other companies that are more than half made up, and, I think that in a few days they will be completed. On last Monday our Court made an appropriation of $5,000, for fitting out the volunteers, and to aid their families during their absence.

Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: May 1861

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