Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
October 1863

Wheeling Intelligencer
October 30, 1863

How A Lot of Copperheads were Treated for Boring Down a Union Pole. - A few nights ago there was a meeting near Haneytown, Marshall county, which was attended by all the Union men of that place. The meeting broke up about twelve o'clock and when the Union men returned home they found, to their surprise, that during their absence the Copperheads of the village had bored down a fine liberty pole which had been erected during the Summer. The Union men accordingly divided into squads and marching about the town, aroused every Copperhead in the place and compelled them to go to the woods, cut a pole, drag it into town and put it up where the old one had stood. After this was done the Copperheads were requested to run up the flag and cheer it, which they did most lustily, when they were permitted to go to bed.

Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: Undated: October 1863

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