Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
September 2, 1861

The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry Etc.
Frank Moore, ed. Vol. 3. New York: G. P. Putnam, 1862

p. 13-14

The secessionists encamped at Worthington, in Marion County, Va., four hundred in number, were attacked by Col. Crosman, of General Kelley's staff, with two companies of United States troops, a little after daylight this morning; but the secessionists were too strong for him, and he was obliged to fall back with a loss of two men. - Philadelphia Inquirer, September 3.

Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: September 1861

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