Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
September 25, 1862

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.
Series 1, Vol. 19, Part II, p. 4

September 25, 1862.--Reconnaissance from Shepherdstown, W. Va.

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,

Major-General Halleck,

Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: September 1862

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