Wheeling Daily Intelligencer
December 15, 1864
Warning To Drafted Men. – Thos. J. Dawson, who was drafted in this district last fall and who failed to report himself, was arrested at his home on Wednesday and brought to this city yesterday. He was taken to Grafton last evening, where he will be tried by a military court for desertion.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: December 1864