Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
September 20, 1863

Official Records
Series 1, Volume 29, Part 1

SEPTEMBER 20, 1863. - Affair on Shaver Mountain, W. Va.

Report of Brig. Gen. William W. Averell, U.S. Army.

Beverly, W.Va.,
September 21, 1863.

Pickets on Seneca road encountered a party of rebels yesterday on Shaver Mountain; killed 1, Wash Taylor; wounded another, and captured 2 others. About 30 rebels passed three days ago in the direction of Parsons' Mills. I have 50 men about that point and Horse-Shoe Run.

Three or four rockets were thrown up from the mountains last night in a direction west-southwest from here. I have sent a patrol from Buckhannon to Huttonsville. Pickets at Cheat Mountain and Elkwater report all quiet. Jenkins had moved on Saturday at 2 p.m.


Brig. Gen. B. F. Kelley.

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