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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
January 01, 1864


The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
Series 1 - Volume 33

p. 324

MARTINSBURG, W. VA., January 1, 1864. (Received 8.25 P. M.)

General CULLUM,

Chief of Staff:

From information received here I report no enemy certainly this side of Winchester. I occupy all the important points on the roads as far as Bunker Hill with cavalry. A citizen from Berryville reports that the force that was at Strasburg moved up the valley to-day. I am certain that a scare of the pickets was magnified to a great extent, since the heavy firing reported on Tuscarora road turns out to be a salute for the new year.

J. C. SULLIVAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

MARTINSBURG, W. VA., January 1, 1864.

Captain BOONE, Assistant Adjutant-General:

My scout, when within 4 miles of Winchester, was attacked at 4 this morning and pursued to Bunker Hill. My troops are under arms and about being formed. Rebels reported as one brigade.

R. S. RODGERS,

Colonel, Commanding.

HARPERíS FERRY, W. VA., January 1, 1864.

Colonel RODGERS,

Martinsburg, W. Va.:

What men have you? Boyd has gone to Bunker Hill.

J. C. SULLIVAN, Brigadier-General.

MARTINSBURG, W. VA., January 1, 1864.

Captain BOONE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Two squadrons of the Twelfth Pennsylvania Cavalry, with one regiment of cavalry of General Averellís command, all under command of Major Gibson, are at Bunker Hill. All quiet in town.

R. S. RODGERS,

Colonel, Commanding.

HARPERS FERRY, W. VA., January 1, 1864.

Colonel RODGERS,

Martinsburg, W. Va.:

Send along railroad. Notify all stations. Put Opequon on its guard. Move out a force strong enough to check the enemy. Let me know where they are. Keep town quiet.

J. C. SULLIVAN,

Brigadier-General.


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