October 23, 1861
Rout of the Rebels on Sandy.
We are indebted to Mr. L. A. Hagans, Secretary of the Commonwealth, for the following news:
EXECUTIVE DEP'T, WHEELING, VA.
October 22, 1861.
The following telegram was received at this Department this morning:
CAMP PEIRPOINT, Oct 22, 1861.
Gov. Peirpoint - Two companies while scouting up Sandy River, on last Saturday, came upon a secession force, killing 11, wounding many, capturing 5 prisoners, 9 horses and 9 rifles.
Col. Zeigler went up the Sandy yesterday.
Another company is scouting up the Twelve Pole.
We shall protect the polls in Wayne and Cabell counties, cleaning out as we advance.
T. N. DAVEY,
Adj't 5th Va. Reg't.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: October 1861