May 25, 1864
The Rebel Dan Dusky’s Gun. – A few days ago the gun belonging to this noted guerrilla was captured and is now in possession of Colonel Evans at Grafton, as Government property. The gun is somewhat of a curiosity. It weighs fifteen pounds, and has a bore five eights of an inch in diameter, carrying a ball weighing at least one ounce. It is heavily rifled, with a half stock steel ramroad, and massive brass mounting. When captured it contained a heavy load, intended , no doubt, to send some Union citizen to his long home.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: Undated: May 1864