May 4, 1863
The latest information leads to the belief that the raiders have cleared themselves, and got beyond all harm. They left Bridgeport, on the Northwestern road, and joined their forces in the Tygart Valley, near Philippi, and it is supposed they are proceeding on back through Beverly to their old haunts. There are none of them now on the line of the Baltimore and Ohio road. It is conjectured that possibly they may make a detour round down into the Kanawha Valley, and do that section for a few days as they have done this one.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: Undated: May 1863