November 1, 1864
Hallow E’en. – This occasion was duly observed last evening by the rising generation. In different portions of the city Hallow E’en was commemorated by boys who robbed cabbage patches and went about the city banging and thumping the doors of private citizens, much to their own enjoyment and to the great annoyance of nervous people. Prudent people who had cabbages yet ungathered were warned in time to conceal their vegetables, but there was still enough left outstanding to answer the purpose of the juveniles, and the way they thumped and banged and ___ was a caution to quiet, orderly folks.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: October 1864