Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
February 6, 1863

Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
Series 1, Volume 25, pt. 1, p. 10.

February 6, 1863.—Skirmish at or near Millwood, Va.

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

Headquarters Defenses Upper Potomac
Harper’s Ferry, Va., February 10, 1863.

Colonel: I have the honor to report that information has been received that the stage-coach running between Martinsburg and Winchester was captured on Friday evening last near Bunker Hill by 8 or 10 guerrillas, and several officers and citizens taken prisoners. They were, however, subsequently retaken at or near Millwood by a force sent out by General Milroy, which attacked the capturing party, killed 1, and took 1 prisoner. This information is derived from one of the passengers who was captured, and is reliable. General Milroy has made no report of the circumstances.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. Kelley,

Lieut. Col. W. H. Chesebrough, Asst. Adjt. Genl, Baltimore, Md.

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