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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
November 27, 1862


Wheeling Daily Intelligencer
November 29, 1862

A SUCCESSFUL RAID BY THE SECOND VIRGINIA CAVALRY---ONE HUNDRED PRISONERS CAPTURED.---- Col. J. C. Paxton, of the 2d Virginia Cavalry, Gen. Cox’s army, has recently made a successful raid into Nicholas and Raleigh counties. Gov. Peirpoint yesterday received the following dispatch:

SUMMERSVILLE, VA, Nov. 27

Gov. Peirpoint:---The 2d Virginia Cavalry, under my command, has just made the most successful and extraordinary raid during the war. I have 110 prisoners, 100 horses and 250 stand of arms. We destroyed their camps, stores, and wagons, and did not lose a man.

J. C. PAXTON
Col. 2d Va. Cav.


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

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