Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
April 16, 1862

Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
Series 1, Volume 51, Part 1, p. 584-85

Wheeling, April 26, 1862.

Hon. E. M. Stanton,
Secretary of War:

Full report in to-night from Colonel Harris, giving results to date of combined expedition under Colonel Crook and himself, ordered by me, against guerrillas in Webster County. Cavalry under Lieutenant Lawson attacked by guerrillas when in advance on Thursday, April 16. After killing 5 and having 3 wounded, fell back on infantry under Captain Darnall. Next day advanced near scene of previous skirmish, and were fired on again Skirmished for five miles, killing 12 guerrillas, one with a commission in his pocket from Governor Letcher to raise a guerrilla company. Met Colonel Crook's troops, sent from Summersville, at Addison, county of Webster. Turned over to them four prisoners. Town of Addison found deserted. Proved to be a guerrilla haunt, and burned seventeen houses in all. Captured some horses and cattle. Seventeen guerrillas killed in all; nineteen taken prisoners.

J. C. Fremont,
Major-General, Commanding.

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