July 17, 1861
The Latest from Gen. Patterson’s Column.
[Correspondence of the Northern Associated Press.]
MARTINSBURG, July 10.---The 5th and 12th New York regiments have arrived here. The 29th New York regiment arrived yesterday; also two companies of the District of Columbia volunteers. All is quiet in camp. A 32 pound rifled cannon arrived here yesterday.
Samuel J Rea, a well-known correspondent, was arrested here last evening at the orders of Gen. Patterson, probably to prevent communication of army movements to the eastern press. All access to him is denied. A post office has been established here, and letters to this division are promptly delivered.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: July 1861