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April 26, 1816: General Alexander Welch Reynolds Born in Lewisburg

General Alexander Welch Reynolds was born in Lewisburg on April 26, 1816. After graduating from West Point in 1838, he served as an army officer in the…

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January 20, 1824: Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson Born

Thomas Jackson was born in Clarksburg around midnight on the evening of January 20, 1824. He was raised by an uncle at Jackson’s Mill in Lewis County and…

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November 18, 1846: Governor William Smith Calls Troops to Fight in the Mexican-American War

On November 18, 1846, Virginia Governor William Smith called for state troops to fight in the Mexican-American War. The two-year war followed the United…

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