September 24, 1863
A body of guerrillas numbering it is supposed, about 30 men, made a decent on the village of Troy, Gilmer county, on Friday morning last, about day-light, robbing two stores of their effects, amounting in all to about $1,000. and pillaging the houses of private citizens; after which they made their escape taking prisoner following persons, who they took away with them: Adam and Peter Heckard, Adam Gleck, and three of Capt. Peirpoint’s men—James White, Alex Goff, and James Robinson.
The Gilmer and Bone Creek Guards have since arrested and lodged in the jail in this plae [sic] fifteen of the most prominent secessionists of Gilmer as hostages for the return of those carried off by the rebels.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: September 1863