Series 1, Volume 25, pt. 1, p. 10.
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.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: February 1863