BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT.
There have been battles and battles, and the most of them have been written about, and all that has been learned of them, of the men engaged therein, the causes that lead to them, the list of killed and wounded, and the results flowing from the same, have all been set forth in the best form and in the most glowing terms, but the battle of Point Pleasant has had less told of it and less known of it than any of equal importance.
Not only should a book be written to tell all that should be told thereof, but a monument should be erected on the ground, to commemorate the same.
Who will write the book? and who will place the monument there?
It has been since 1774, that the opportunity has existed, and, it has not been done.
Each year the prospect grows less promising that it will ever be done. No individual seems inclined to undertake it, yet all will say it should be done. As all want it done, and all want to aid in it, let the Legislature, the representatives of us all, undertake and execute the same without further delay. Let a commission he appointed to attend to it, and an appropriation made with which to place some kind of a monument to tell the story of the battle, and let the names of those engaged therein he ascertained and preserved. Let West Virginia have one monument.