Frank Moore, ed. Vol. 5. New York: G. P. Putnam, 1863.
A fight took place on the southern bank of Elk River, near Charleston, Va., between a Union force under Col. Lightburn and a large body of rebels, which lasted all day, both parties bivouacking on the field. The Union forces shelled and burned Charleston.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: September 1862