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


Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
Series 1, Volume 21, p. 704

DECEMBER 25, 1862.—Reconnaissance from Martinsburg to Charlestown, W.Va.

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

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,
Baltimore, Md., December 25, 1862.

Just received the following telegram from Brigadier-General Kelley, at Cumberland:

Lieutenant Vermilyea, First New York Cavalry, with 40 men, went from Martinsburg to-day on a reconnaissance to Charlestown, in Jefferson County, and found there about 60 men of the Twelfth Virginia Cavalry (rebel), Captain Boyle’s company. Our men charged them at once and drove them out of town; captured 2 prisoners, horses, arms, & c. One of the prisoners is a son of the Hon. Andrew Hunter.

JOHN E. WOOL,
Major-General.

Maj. Gen. H. W. HALLECK,
General-in-Chief, Washington, D. C.


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