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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
Undated
January 1863


Wheeling Intelligencer
January 13, 1863

A Noted Guerrilla Killed. A few days ago, Andy Dusky, a noted guerrilla, who has for a long time led a gang of robbers through Wirt, Jackson, Roane, and adjoining counties, was killed at the house of Thomas Hartley, in Jackson county, by some Union soldiers. Andy Dusky was arrested about a year ago and brought to this city and some time after his arrest he took sick and was removed to the Sprigg House hospital. He remained in the hospital only a few days, when, in company with another prisoner, he succeeded in making his escape, by ascending to the roof and making his way to the ground by some means never discovered. He went back to Wirt county, and resumed his old business, which he has been successfully conducting until his career was cut short by the event we have reported. He was the son of George Dusky, who is now serving out his time in the Washington, D. C. Government penitentiary. He belonged to a large family, noted for their violence in general, but particularly in reference to this rebellion.


Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: Undated: January 1863

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