Vol. II., page 616) put the question personally and directly to Mr. Lincoln to know what would be the result of a restoration of the Union, according to his idea, as to Western Virginia: ‘Would the Old Dominion be restored to her ancient boundaries, or would Western Virginia be recognized as a separate State in the Union?’ Mr. Lincoln replied ‘that he could only give an individual opinion, which was that Western Virginia would be continued to be recognized as a separate State in the Union,’ and he might have added, with all truth, that the ‘Imboden Raid’ had done more to crytallize local public sentiment in favor of the separate State of West Virginia than all other agencies combined.
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The battlefields of Virginia .
The address of Hon. John Lamb .
Historical memorial of the Charlotte Cavalry .
Some war history never published.
Mr. Davis 's Version of it.
Yankee gunboat Smith Briggs. from the Times-dispatch, March 18 , 1906 , and July 15 , 1906 .
First battle of Manassas .
Mrs. Eggleston 's address.
William Smith , Governor of Virginia , and Major-General C. S. Army , hero and patriot.
Fellow-citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia .
Roll of brave men.
List of Virginia chaplains, Army of Northern Virginia .
Location of the guns.
The Berkeley brothers from the Richmond News-leader, January 21 , 1907 .
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