Wheeling Daily Intelligencer
June 27, 1864
A Rebel Lieutenant Killed. – On Saturday last during a little skirmish between a gang of McNiel’s rebel guerrillas and a company of the swamp Dragoons, of Pendleton county, a rebel Lieutenant by the name of Dolan was killed. He claimed to be a resident of this city.
We noticed yesterday morning the death in a late skirmish near Petersburg, of Lt. Dolan, one of McNeil’s guerrillas. It was stated that he claimed to be a resident of this city. We learned yesterday that the person killed is Barney Dolan, who was formerly a clerk in the store of the Messrs. Handlan, at Ritchietown. He left this city with the Shriver Greys. His parents resided, and we believe, still reside, at Benwood. Of the one hundred deluded young men who left this city to join their fortunes with the rebellion, not more than ten are now in the army.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: June 1864