Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
May 10, 1862

Staunton Spectator
May 12, 1862


On Friday night, the 10th inst., a cavalry force of the enemy, between five and six hundred, attempted to surprise and capture the battalion of Lt. Colonel Edgar, 300 strong, at Lewisburg, Greenbrier county. But it happened that the enemy were the party surprised, for when they got within about three miles of Lewisburg, at 1 o'clock in the morning they were greeted with the fire of the battalion, which inflicted a loss upon the enemy of about 40 in killed and wounded---our loss none. The enemy retreated and did not have the pleasure of capturing the battalion and burning the town.

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

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