Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
May 13 1863

Wheeling Intelligencer
May 18, 1863

Rebel Raid on the Kanawha.

We learn from passengers from Charleston, on the Kanawha River, that the rebels made a dash between Summerville and Gauley , on Wednesday last, capturing one company of the 2nd Virginia cavalry, together with a portion of two companies of Infantry. It is also reported that they captured a train of forty wagons, and one hundred and sixty-eight mules. The 61st Ohio regiment have fallen back to Charleston. The Rebels are reported 1,600 strong, under Gen. Jones. - Cin. Com.

Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: May 1863

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