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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
December 29, 1862


Staunton Spectator
January 6, 1863

A Daring Dash.

On Sunday week, Captain McNeill, commanding Co. E, Col Imboden’s cavalry regiment, Partisan Rangers, pitched into Milroy’s ordinance and baggage train 5 miles below Moorefield, and captured 50 fine horses and harness, and 25 Yankees. He brought to camp 17 of the Yankees and 48 of the horses. This feat was performed in broad day-light, in an open field, and in full sight of the whole marching column of the enemy. The whole work was done in 10 minutes. Capt McNeill had but 37 men present. The enemy shelled them furiously as they fled up the mountain side with their prisoners and booty. The horses captured are very fine.

Capt. McNeill has performed several most daring exploits as a partisan leader during the last three months.


Richmond Daily Dispatch
January 8, 1863

Capture of Yankees in Hardy county.

Captain McNeill, commanding Company E, Col. Imboden's cavalry regiment, recently made a successful dash upon Edroy's ordnance and baggage train, five miles below Moorefield, and captured 5 courses and 5 Yankees. He succeeded in getting into camp wish 17 of the Yankees and 48 horses.--This feat was accomplished in full sight of the whole marching column of the enemy, and was done in about ten minutes. Capt. McN. had only 37 men with him at the time. The enemy shelled them furiously as they fled up the mountain side with their prisoners and booty, but without inflicting any damage.


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

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