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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
Undated
June 1864


Wheeling Daily Intelligencer
June 8, 1864

More About Dusky. – The other day it was discovered that George Dusky, an occupant of the jail, with whose history our readers are familiar, had broken the screen over his cell window. Upon being interrogated upon the subject he said he had broken the screen so that he might, by placing his little mirror in a certain position, see the green foliage upon the trees and the verdure upon the hillside south of the city. As his questioner expressed some doubt as to the truth of this story, Dusky frankly admitted that he had removed the screen in order to communicate by letter with persons outside. While conversing upon the subject Dusky spoke very darkly and mysteriously about certain old scores which he had to settle with certain persons when he got out of jail and indulged in threats and “ambiguous givings out” for which a Union prisoner in Richmond would have been chained to the floor of a dungeon.

Old Dan. Dusky, father of George, has been lying in the Atheneum for a long while in hand cuffs, but was recently released and is now with the other prisoners.


Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: Undated: June 1864

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