June 11, 1863
Two companies, G and K, of the 2d Virginia cavalry, went out some twenty miles south of Fayetteville, west of New River, a few days ago. The rebels tore up a bridge in their rear, and placed a force at it in ambush, then made an attack in front. Our boys in riding back, at full speed, tumbled into the hole at the bridge, and reached camp with two wounded, and 7 men and 13 horses missing. Lieut. John Medlicott, was one given up for lost, but his horse, in course of time, reached the camp, wounded, and three days afterwards he himself came in.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: Undated: June 1863