March 26, 1864
The affair in Tucker county, between the “Tucker Scouts,” or home guards, and some straggling robbers from Imboden’s command, was really a creditable performance on the part of the Scouts. We had a conversation yesterday with one of the participants who came in as a guard to the prisoners taken, and from him we learn the particulars. It was not Captain Snyder, but Captain Madison G. Lambert who commanded the expedition, and the men composing it were the home guard organization of Tucker county, in the service or the state, numbering twenty-seven. They marched upwards of fifty miles in pursuit of the guerrillas, and finally came up with them about 11 o’clock at night, near the Pendleton county line, and after summoning them to surrender, which they did not do, fired into them, killing three, wounding several more, and taking two prisoners, together with recapturing all the good stolen from Mr. Wheeler, the merchant in Tucker who had been robbed, and taking also in addition some nine or ten horses.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: Undated: March 1864