Prisoners from Gen. Hunter’s Command – Wheeling Boys Among Them. – On Saturday one hundred and fifty-eight prisoners, captured by Gen. Hunter in the recent raid in the direction of Lexington and Lynchburg, arrived in the city in charge of Capt. Parriot, of the 11th West Virginia Infantry. Among the number we noticed the names of Butler Greer, Pryor Boyd and Chas. Wheat – who left this city at the breaking out of the war to join the rebellion. Dr. Cracraft, formerly Postmaster of this city, but now a Surgeon in the rebel army, was also captured, but was released in accordance with certain terms made between the commanding Generals of the Union and rebel armies. All the above prisoners, except twenty-three who express a desire to take the oath of allegiance, were sent to Camp Chase.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: July 1864