August 29, 1864
Guerrilla Raid in Jackson County. – Monday last a gang of twenty guerrillas made a raid into the county seat of Jackson county, and captured Sheriff King, his deputy Vandyne and others, robbed Mr. McGuire’s store of $1,000 worth of goods. They also stole a number of horses and robbed the sheriff’s office of all its papers. The guerillas were nearly all citizens of Jackson county, and were supposed to be under the command of one Bumgardner. Several citizens have been arrested and are held as hostages for the return of the sheriff.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: August 1864