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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
December 22, 1862


Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
Series 1, Volume 21, p. 71

DECEMBER 21-22, 1862.—Skirmishes at Strasburg, Va., and Wardensville, W. Va.

Report of Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Kelley, U. S. Army.

BALTIMORE, MD., December 24, 1862.
The following telegram just received from Brigadier-General Kelley, at Cumberland:

General Milroy, at Petersburg, reports that General Cluseret, of this division, entered Strasburg on the 21st, after a slight engagement, in which 20 of the enemy were captured. A force had concentrated at Woodstock, and General Cluseret fell back to Wardensville. Supply train sent to Cluseret, with an escort of 300 men, were attacked on the 22d at Wardensville by 350 of Imboden’s force, who were repulsed, with a loss of 20 killed, wounded, and prisoners. Our loss, 6 wounded. Captain Keys, of Ringgold Cavalry, left Romney at 5 p.m. on the 22d, and entered Winchester yesterday morning, but found no enemy, he having fallen back to Woodstock, to dispute advance of Cluseret.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,
Major-General, Commanding.

Major-General HALLECK.


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