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ting a commission to fix the boundary-line with North Carolina, and a local option act passed by legislature, which adjourns......March 5, 1886 Legislature convenes in extra session, March 16, 1887; among other acts passes one to punish persons fraudulently using coupons, and adjourns......May 24, 1887 Board of agriculture established by legislature, which adjourns......March 5, 1888 College of William and Mary becomes State Male Normal College by act approved......March 5, 1888 Jan. 19 (Gen. Robert E. Lee's birthday) made a legal holiday by legislature at session ending......March 1, 1890 Mercie's equestrian statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee unveiled at Richmond......May 29, 1890 Monument to the Confederate dead unveiled at Fredericksburg......June 10, 1891 Statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson unveiled at Lexington; 15,000 Confederate veterans present; oration by General Early......July 21, 1891 Thomas W. Bocock, born in 1815, for fourteen years a Congressman and for f
.1754 Virginia Assembly votes £ 40,000 for the public service; calls out 1,500 men for active duty, and appoints Washington commander-in-chief......August, 1754 Assembly allows Washington £ 300 as a compensation for his losses at the battle of Monongahela......August, 1754 Washington visits Governor Shirley at Boston to deliver to him a memorial from the officers of the Virginia regiment asking King's commissions, and also to acquaint himself with the governor's military plans......February-March, 1756 Winchester, incorporated 1752, the only settlement not deserted west of the Blue Ridge......1756 Gov. Robert Dinwiddie retires......January, 1758 [John Blair, president of the council, acting governor.] Francis' Fauquier, appointed governor, arrives......June 7, 1758 Gen. John Forbes's expedition against Fort Duquesne......July, 1758 Washington commands a regiment, and from it garrisons Fort Pitt, then considered within the jurisdiction of Virginia. He marches
iversary of the surrender of Cornwallis celebrated at Yorktown......Oct. 19, 1881 Act passed making receivable for taxes only gold, silver, United States treasury notes, national bank notes, and currency (excluding coupons on State bonds)......Jan. 26, 1882 Riddleberger act passed, offering terms of settlement with State bond-holders......Feb. 14, 1882 All acts for punishment by stripes repealed, and other punishment substituted......1882 Legislature meets in extra session......March 7–April 22, 1882 Amendment to State constitution abrogating capitation tax as a condition of voting ratified by vote, 107,303 to 66,131, at election......November, 1882 Extra session of the legislature......August–December, 1884 United States Supreme Court decides that coupons are a good tender in payment of taxes in Virginia......April 20, 1885 Act to establish an agricultural experiment station at the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College at Blacksburg; one appointing a c
hio......1780 Virginia charters the town of Louisville, Ky......1780 Virginia issues $30,000,000, and makes it legal tender at $40 for $1......1780 Benedict Arnold, with 1,600 men, enters the James River by order of Sir Henry Clinton......Jan. 2, 1781 He plunders Richmond and destroys stores......Jan. 5-6, 1781 He fixes headquarters at Portsmouth......March 20, 1781 General Phillips, with 2,000 men, reinforces him......March 27, 1781 Phillips and Arnold leave Portsmouth April 18 and occupy Petersburg, driving out Baron Steuben and General Nelson......April 24, 1781 General Lafayette approaches Petersburg......May 11, 1781 General Phillips dies at Petersburg......May 13, 1781 Lord Cornwallis reaches Petersburg......May 19, 1781 Cornwallis sends Arnold to New York......May, 1781 Cornwallis starts in pursuit of Lafayette......May, 1781 Lafayette and Wayne unite their forces......June 7, 1781 Cornwallis retires to Williamsburg......June 25, 1781
c property......April 18, 1861 Norfolk navy-yard evacuated and property destroyed......April 20, 1861 Robert E. Lee nominated by the governor and confirmed by the convention as commander of the State forces......April 21, 1861 Virginia convention sends commissioners to Alexander H. Stephens, Vice-President of the Confederacy, to treat for the annexation of Virginia......April 24, 1861 Governor's proclamation that Virginia is a member of the Confederacy (subject to popular vote in May)......April 25, 1861 Richmond becomes the capital of the Confederacy and general rendezvous of Southern troops......May, 1861 Virginia incorporated with the Confederacy, and Gen. Robert E. Lee in command of the Virginia Confederate forces......May 6, 1861 Gen. Benjamin F. Butler takes command at Fortress Monroe......May 22, 1861 People confirm the secession ordinance......May 23, 1861 First advance of the Federals into Virginia......May 24, 1861 Col. E. E. Ellsworth enters A
county......Aug. 5, 1891 Appomattox Court-house building destroyed by fire......Feb. 3, 1892 Legislature ratifies a final settlement of the State debt with the bond-holders. Nineteen million dollars in bonds, to run 100 years, at 2 per cent. for ten years and 3 per cent. for ninety years, to be issued for the $28,000,000 outstanding......February, 1892 Senator John S. Barbour dies suddenly in Washington......May 14, 1892 Eppa Hunton, of Warrenton, under executive appointment, May 28, qualifies as United States Senator......June 1, 1892 Convention of Southern governors meet at Richmond in the interest of the South......April 12, 1893 Remains of Jefferson Davis, brought from New Orleans, buried in Hollywood cemetery, Richmond......May 31, 1893 Monument to Confederate dead unveiled at Portsmouth......June 15, 1893 Riot at Roanoke, eighteen killed, twenty-seven wounded......Sept. 20, 1893 Jubal A. Early, Confederate general, dies at Lynchburg......March 2, 18
Baron de Boutetourt, arrives in Virginia as governor......November, 1768 Governor Boutetourt dies......October, 1770 [William Nelson, president of the council, acting governor.] John Murray, Earl of Dunmore, governor, arrives at Williamsburg......1772 Virginia House of Assembly appoints a committee of correspondence, and recommends similar appointments to the other colonies to promote union......March, 1773 Governor Dunmore dissolves the House of Burgesses for setting apart June 1 as a day of fasting and prayer, in sympathy with the people of Boston......May 25, 1774 First Continental Congress meets at Philadelphia; Peyton Randolph, of Virginia, president......Sept. 5, 1774 Indian War......1774 Battle of Point Pleasant, at the junction of the Great Kanawha and Ohio, opposite the present town of Gallipolis, O.......Oct. 10, 1774 Speech of Patrick Henry before the convention in the old church at Richmond, urging resistance to England......March 20, 1775 G
otect the Ohio Company in settling the territory on the Ohio and building fortifications......February, 1754 Gen. Edward Braddock arrives in Virginia as commander-in-chief of all the forces in America......February, 1754 Washington, with two companies, sent by Governor Dinwiddie to the Great Meadows......April, 1754 Washington attacks a small party of French near the Great Meadows......May 28, 1754 General Braddock starts from Fort Cumberland for Fort Duquesne with 2,150 men......June 7-8-10, 1754 Washington surrenders Fort Necessity, a rude stockade at the Great Meadows, to the French after a spirited defence, and with military honors leads out its garrison......July 3, 1754 Fort Cumberland, about 55 miles northwest of Winchester, built......1754 Consternation on the western frontier of Virginia in consequence of Braddock's defeat......1754 Virginia Assembly votes £ 40,000 for the public service; calls out 1,500 men for active duty, and appoints Washington co
the Ohio Company in settling the territory on the Ohio and building fortifications......February, 1754 Gen. Edward Braddock arrives in Virginia as commander-in-chief of all the forces in America......February, 1754 Washington, with two companies, sent by Governor Dinwiddie to the Great Meadows......April, 1754 Washington attacks a small party of French near the Great Meadows......May 28, 1754 General Braddock starts from Fort Cumberland for Fort Duquesne with 2,150 men......June 7-8-10, 1754 Washington surrenders Fort Necessity, a rude stockade at the Great Meadows, to the French after a spirited defence, and with military honors leads out its garrison......July 3, 1754 Fort Cumberland, about 55 miles northwest of Winchester, built......1754 Consternation on the western frontier of Virginia in consequence of Braddock's defeat......1754 Virginia Assembly votes £ 40,000 for the public service; calls out 1,500 men for active duty, and appoints Washington comman
fice......May 26, 1865 Fourteenth Amendment rejected by Virginia......1866 By act of Congress the federal government assumes the government of Virginia......March 2, 1867 General Schofield assigned to the 1st Military District......March 13, 1867 General Schofield prescribes regulations for registering voters for a State convention......May 13, 1867 Election for a convention to frame a constitution......Oct. 22, 1867 [Vote for, 107,342; against, 61,887.] Convention meets Dec. 3, adjourns Dec. 20, 1867, to......Jan. 2, 1868 Convention reassembles......Jan. 2, 1868 Convention adopts a constitution by 51 to 36......April 17, 1868 General Schofield relieved, and Gen. George Stoneman assigned to the command......June 1, 1868 Gen. George Stoneman relieved, and Gen. E. R. S. Canby assumes command......April 20, 1869 Virginia adopts new constitution by a majority of 39,957......July 6, 1869 [Gilbert C. Walker elected governor.] Legislature assembles
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