October 21, 1864
Row in Ritchietown. – As the McClellan procession was passing through Ritchietown yesterday morning, a man in the procession got off and struck a boy for some real or imaginary offence. The man was arrested and taken into an Alderman’s office, when some of the McClellan men moved as if to attempt a rescue. Some Union men interfered to preserve the peace when a sort of a general row commenced, during which stones were thrown and several persons were more or less hurt.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: October 1864