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April 5, 1862


Wheeling Intelligencer
April 7, 1862

Exciting News from Braxton County.A telegraphic despatch was received in the city last evening, announcing that the rebels have commenced committing depredations in Braxton county again. A man was killed near Bull Town on Saturday night, and the telegraph wires were cut in several places near that place and Sutton. A party of guerrillas were committing all sorts of depredations, and military aid is much desired.


Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
Series 1, Volume 12, Part 3, p. 53

Headquarters Mountain Department,
April 6, 1862.

Brig. Gen. J. D. Cox, Charleston:

Thirty or forty bushwhackers destroyed the wires at Bulltown yesterday and killed a courier. Order a detachment from Sutton to that place; arrest all persons in or about Sutton or Bulltown suspected of aiding the bushwhackers in any way and send them to Wheeling.

Have all letters in the post-offices at Sutton and Bulltown examined for proofs of participation.

J. C. Fremont.


Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: April 1862

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