Wheeling Daily Intelligencer
December 15, 1864
More Prisoners – Bushwhackers. – A gang of eight rebel prisoners arrived in the city yesterday and were committed to the Atheneum. Two of the number have been doing something in the guerrilla way and were lately gobbled up in Braxton county. One of them is Thaddeus Boggs, who is charged with robbing stores, stealing horses, killing people and indulging in such like amiable weaknesses. The other lamb of innocence is Mr. Wm. M. Strange who is known to have stolen thirteen horses from Braxton county and waylaid and bushwhacked many Union soldiers. We learn that they will be held for trial by military commission.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: December 1864