Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
December 15, 1861

Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
Series 1, Volume 5, p. 468

DECEMBER 15, 1861. Affair in Roane County, West Virginia.

Extract from Record of Events, return of Department of Western Vir ginia, for the month of December, 1861.

December 15, Captain Baggs, with a company of scouts, pursued the bushwhackers into Roane County, on the Little Kanawha, attacked and routed them, killing 5, wounding several, and taking 9 prisoners, 6 horses, a yoke of oxen, and burned down the houses in which they were quartered. Lowerburn, a noted guerrilla, was killed.

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