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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.
Sketched by E. M. Bott.
Pierpont served as the governor of the Loyal Government of Virginia during the Civil War and helped to establish the new state of West Virginia.
'Portico of Executive Mansion. During the Rebellion this Mansion was occupied, in their respective terms by the Rebel Governors, Letcher and Smith, and is now the residence of Gov. Pierpont, who may be seen seated on the left of the portico, in company with Messrs. W.W. Weng, Treasurer of Virginia, W.D. Massey, P.M. of Alexandria, Va., and Colonel Hart of the Governor's Staff. Courtesy Mrs. J.C. Pryor'
Elderly Pierpont reading a book.
Pierpont served as governor of the Restored Government of Virginia (Loyal to the Union) during  and the first years after the Civil War. He is known as the "Father of West Virginia"
'Original owned by Miss. Louisa Miller, L. B. 243 Blairsville, Pa.; the property of her father Rev. Noble Garcia Miller, D. D. at Allegheny College, 1861; died in Blairsville in 1918.  Miss Miller believes this picture was taken in 1861.'
Francis Pierpont and his wife, Julia were parents of four children including twins born September 13, 1860. Their daughter, Mary died in 1864 while her father was the Governor of the Restored Government of Virginia.
'Born Jan. 25, 1814, Died March 24, 1899'
"Fairmont--Home of Francis H. Pierpont, whose services in the organization of this State are commissioned by his statue in  Statuary Hall, Washington.  He was governor under the Restored Government of the State of Virginia, 1861-1868."
Possibly a portrait engraving of Virginia Governor Francis H. Pierpont, one of the founding fathers of West Virginia.
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.