January 9, 1863
Rebel Horse Thieves. - A few nights ago, a gang of rebels went to the house of Mr. David Low, who resides in Lewis county, about ten miles from Weston, and commanded him to show them his best horses. Mr. Low accompanied the thieves to the stable, and three of his best horses were taken away before his eyes. When the rebels came to Mr. L's house that gentleman had two pocket books upon his person containing six hundred dollars, and the other two and a half. Anticipating that the rebels would rob him of his money, he watched his chance and as he proceeded towards the stable, he chucked the pocket book containing the most money over a fence. Sure enough, the rascals when they had secured the horses demanded money. Mr. Low gave them the pocket book containing two dollars and a half, and swore it was all he had.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: Undated: January 1863