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


Point Pleasant Daily Register
December 18, 1862

The Rebel Clarkson in Cabell County.

We learn from Mr. Bumgardner, Deputy U.S. Marshall for Cabell county, who arrived in the city yesterday, that the rebel Col. Clarkson with a large force of cavalry has been scouring Cabell county and the country between the Big Sandy and Kanawha rivers, for several days, capturing prisoners and driving off cattle, horses and hogs. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of last week he was in Cabell county and approached within twelve miles of Guyandotte, which he might do again with perfect impunity, and there are no troops near enough to molest him or make him afraid. He captured about forty Union men and took them away with him; besides a large number of horses, hogs and cattle. Clarkson came down through Tazwell and Logan counties and returned by the same route.

Col. Zeigler is at Ceredo with the Fifth Virginia, but he is kept pretty busy fighting the guerrilla Captain Wicker, commonly known as “Clawhammer,” whose bands infests Wayne county.—[Wheel. Intel.]


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

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