Series 1, Vol. 19, Part II, p. 4
Report of Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, W. S. Army, commanding Army of the Potomac.
Near Sharpsburg, Md.
September 26, 1862.
A cavalry reconnaissance made yesterday in the direction of Martinsburg, from Shepherdstown, found the enemy in force encamped 2 miles out from Shepherdstown. One lieutenant-colonel, Thirty-fifth Virginia Volunteers, was captured, and 1 lieutenant, Fifth Virginia Cavalry, also. I go to Harper's Ferry this morning to look into the condition of things there.
Geo. B. McClellan,
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: September 1862