Series 1 - Volume 33
CUMBERLAND, MD., January 8, 1864 9 p. m.
(Received 11 p. m.)
The following dispatch just received from Lieutenant Myers, commanding scouts. The force referred to in this dispatch is the same that threatens New Creek. The troops that were threatening Colonel Thoburn at Petersburg retreated through Moorefield toward Wardensville, at which point, I presume, they will form a junction, then proceed to the valley, and reach Early at Strasburgor Mount Jackson:
ROMNEY, W. VA.,
January 8, 1864.
Arrived safely. No enemy in or about Romney since Wednesday evening. The force that left Romney Wednesday evening was commanded by Fitzhugh Lee and Rosser1.500 cavalry; no artillery. They had left their artillery above Moorefield. They went by Grassy Lick road. They had pressed some teams at Romney. The teams got back to-day to Romney. The left rear of rebel force at 12 o’clock yesterday was on Wardensville and Moorefield pike. This force is said to be greatly demoralized. Several of their men froze to death on the road. General Fitzhugh Lee very badly frozen. They were much alarmed; afraid they would be cut off by your forces from Martinsburg.
Lieutenant, Commanding Scouts.
B. F. KELLEY,
Chief of Staff.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: January 1864