January 12, 1863
Arrest Of A Rebel Termagent. - Ellen Brady, who has been acting as pastry cook at the McLure House for some time past, is suspected of handling rebel mail matter. She went down the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, on thursday last, and was detained and searched by some ladies at Fairmount, in accordance with orders from this point. On Friday she returned to this city, where she was arrested, but has since been released upon taking the oath of allegiance. no particular importance is attached to the woman herself or her actions, but she has been frequently found in suspicious conversation with prominent rebels, who appear to be making a tool of her.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: January 1863