Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
December 16, 1863

Wheeling Intelligencer
December 18, 1863

Arrest Of An Escaped Deserter.

Sergeant C. M. Herald arrived in the city on Wednesday evening, having in charge a deserter from the Third West Virginia Infantry, named Madison Vickers. This man Vickers escaped from the Atheneum last summer, by cutting a hole through the floor of the prison. When found by Sergeant Herald he had enlisted in the regular army at Pittsburgh, and had received his bounty, &c. He is now securely ironed.

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

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