Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
June 16 1863

Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
Series 1, Volume 27, part 3, p. 185

Baltimore, June 17, 1863.

Major-General Couch:

No rebel force has crossed the Baltimore and Ohio road between this and Harper's Ferry. The enemy attacked at Harper's Ferry last night, and at 2.30 this a.m. the telegraph office there was closed, and I suppose my troops at that place have withdrawn to Maryland Heights. The line is now working to Sandy Hook, a station near Harper's Ferry.

Robert. C. Schenck,
Major-General, Commanding.

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