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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