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


Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
Series 1, Volume 12, Part 1, page 496

MAY 10-12, 1862.—Skirmishes near Franklin, W. Va.

Report of Brig. Gen. Robert C. Schenck, U. S. Army.

CAMP MILROY, NEAR FRANKLIN,
May 10, 1862.

COLONEL: A small scouting party from Franklin was enticed into a house to-day, and, on a signal given by the owner of the house was set upon by bushwhackers. One of my men was taken and his brains beaten out before the door.

I sent out another party when I learned of it, who shot the owner of the house and burnt the house. Another bushwhacker was killed by another of our scouting parties to-day in his attempt to escape after being taken in the very act of firing with his rifle upon one of our cavalrymen.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,
Brigadier—General.

Col. ALBERT TRACY.


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