gn army into their borders, and raised the flag of army into their borders, and raised the flag of rebellion against this Commonwealth.
Braver and better men than these friends of the Southern cause in the Northwest cannot be found, nor are there any in the whole State whose loyalty and firmness have been put to as severe a test.
In this connection, we may mention that none have rendered better service in the field than the faithful citizens of the Northwest, and that of these, the "Upshur Grays" and the "Hardy Blues" bore a leading and conspicuous part in the fight on Rich Mountain. Capt. Higginbotham and his Lieutenants behaved in the most gallant manner.
Two of the Upshur men brought down with their unerring reifies the wretches who bayonetted Captain Dr Laniel after he had fallen.
In justice to Randolph and Barbour, the
scenes of the late unfortunate events, it ought to be stated that a large majority of their people testified by their vote on the Secession Ordina