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Undated
November 1862


Point Pleasant Daily Register
November 6, 1862

Notorious Guerrilla Killed

Gov. Peirpont [sic] has received the following dispatch:

“The notorious guerrilla Sam High, of Hampshire, was killed to-day and his band dispersed. He belonged to Imboden’s Partizan [sic] Ranger’s.

B. F.

Kelley”

This Sam High is the fellow who has been engaged for several months in capturing Union citizens of Hampshire county and sending them to Imboden’s camp. Among others he captured Mr. Trout, member of the Legislature from Hampshire county, and he is still in possession of the rebels. A month or so ago High pretended to repent and sent word to Gen. Kelley that he had decided to become a good Union man and wanted to take the oath promising to return all the men he had captured. He did cause the release of quite a number of men whom he had taken from their homes, took the oath of allegiance and after that time was a worse guerrilla than ever, until cut off in the middle of his career as here announced. [Wheel. Intel.]


Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: Undated: November 1862

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