Frank Moore, ed. Vol. 5. New York: G. P. Putnam, 1863.
General Loring, the rebel commander at Charleston, Va., issued the following order this day: “The Commanding General congratulates the army on this brilliant march from the Southwest to this place in one week, and on its successive victories over the enemy at Fayette Court-House, Cotton Hill, and Charleston. It will be memorable in history that, overcoming the mountains and the enemy in one week, you have established the laws and carried the flag of the country to the outer borders of the Confederacy. Instances of gallantry and patriotic devotion are too numerous to be specially designated at this time; but to brigade commanders and their officers and men, the Commanding General makes grateful acknowledgment for services to which our brilliant success is owing. The country will remember and reward you.”
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: September 1862