Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
May 28, 1865

Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
Series I, Vol. 46, Part 3, p. 1116-17

Cumberland, Md., May 8, 1865.

His Excellency A. I. Boreman,
Governor of West Virginia:

Sir: I have the honor to advise you that Captain McNeill has surrendered his command upon the terms given by General Grant to General Lee. The majority have already been paroled, and arrangements have been effected looking to the paroling of the balance of his company as well as of those belonging to other commands, but operating in the Moorefield Valley and under his direction.

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I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. Emory,
Brevet major-General, Commanding

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