Civil War ad reading: 1,010 Brave Men Wanted! I am authorized by Governor Pierpont to raide a Reigment of men to consist of TEN COMPANIES of 101 men each, including officers. When two companies are formed they will be mustered into service and a camp will be established at or near Morgantown, where they will be armed, equipped and drilled until the Regiment is full and ordered into service. July 29, 1861 James Evans.
Virginia Governor Francis H. Pierpont and Illinois Troops, Wheeling, Va. (W. Va.)
A wood craving illustration published in "The New York Illustrated News", with the caption: "Governor Pierrpont (sic) in front of the Custom-House, Wheeling, Virginia., welcoming the Illinois troops to the soil of Virginia." Pierpont was the governor of the Restored Government of Virginia, loyal to the Union during the Civil War.