June 5, 1862
Another Rebel Arrested. – A fellow named George C. Griffin was arrested on Friday last while riding a stolen horse on Reedy Creek. He enlisted in Captain Lipscomb’s company at Ripley, Jackson county, last July, and has been ever since in the rebel service. He had on his person, when captured, a bowie knife of the following dimensions: a blade 20 inches in length by 2 ˝ inches in width.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: May 1862