Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
November 3, 1861

Richmond Daily Dispatch
November 11, 1861

Northwestern Virginia not yet Subjugated.

The following items will show that our friends in the North west still continue to harass the Yankees in that section: A Train of Government Wagons Captured by the Rebels.--A friend writes us from Grafton that on last Sunday night, at half-past 11 o'clock, twenty armed Secesh attacked a train of twelve wagons at Jacksonville, Lewis county, Va., fifty miles from Weston. They fired at the drivers, wounding four, one or two severely, but killed none. They captured the wagons and all the horses but three. Capt. Rowland's cavalry company, stationed at Weston, went in pursuit of the rebels, and it was thought he would capture some of them. The Captain is doing good service in and about Lewis county. He sends scouting parties out every night, and they very rarely return without game. The Secesh in that county are very much enraged at the Captain's energy in bringing them to justice.--Wheeling Intelligencer, Nov. 1.

The New York Timeshas the following:

The property of Charles W. Russell, of Wheeling, has been confiscated. Mr. Russell has the reputation of being one of the most vigorous of the Virginia traitors. He was Chairman of the Virginia delegation in the Charleston and Baltimore Democratic National Conventions.

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