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Civil War: A fight over the statehood bill

December 10, 2012
Dave McKain , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Farmers surrounding Parkersburg were making big money bringing produce and all manner of animals for sale to the Army. In fact, there were military storage buildings around town and along the railroad tracks. In addition to the military units trooping through town throughout this period, it was common for local farmers to herd their horses, cattle, pigs, chicken, goats, sheep through the muddy and rutted streets on their way to the storage areas for further shipment east and west to the war front.



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