Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
October 30, 1864

Wheeling Intelligencer
November 1, 1864

Arrest Of A Bounty Jumper.

___ Wilson, a bounty jumber [sic], was arrested in this city on Sunday by detective Tracey, and committed to the Atheneum. He enlisted in the 2nd Virginia Cavalry on the 18th of October, and immediately upon receiving his bounty, left for parts unknown and has since been running at large. He says now that he is a deserter from the rebel army, but when he enlisted he said he was a refugee from the South.

Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: October 1864

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