January 25, 1862
The Latest from Romney.—By a telegram received in this city, late last evening, from Camp Kelley, which is the name of the camp at Patterson’s Creek, where our forces now are, we learn that Jackson has fallen back with the larger portion of his troops to Unger’s Store, within fifteen miles of Winchester, at the junction of the Springfield Road with the Romney and Winchester Pike, leaving Gen. Loring with his brigade still in Romney. The enemy has evacuated Springfield, which is now held by our troops. Though we are no prophets, we predict that in this state of the case, the enemy now in Romney will, some cold morning, not very far distant, retire from Romney as precipitately as they did on a late occasion at Blue’s Gap.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: Undated: January 1862