January 21, 1862
Teter French and Harley Miller, who live near Hedgesville, in Berkeley county, (says the Martinsburg Republican,) were arrested on Tuesday week by a portion of Capt. Myers’ company, and brought to Martinsburg and confined. They are charged with giving information to the enemy at Bath, on Friday, the 3rd, of the approach of the Confederate forces upon that place. Except for this notification to the Yankees, it is believed nearly all, if not the entire force of 1500 would have been captured at that place. French and Miller had observed the movements of Col. Ashby’s command in the direction of Bath, and preceded them there in a buggy, representing themselves, we learn, as merchants from Martinsburg, and their object to exchange money for the purchase of good in Maryland. From Bath they went to Maryland, and returned by Williamsport the day they were arrested.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: January 1862