November 11, 1864
The Federals hold a small portion of Greenbrier county; mainly that portion which lies around the Great Falls of New river and the Blue Sulphur Springs. Big Sewell mountain is a retreat for them when pressed by our cavalry. The Confederate troops range through Boone and Raleigh counties. In the upper portion of Monroe county, bands of tory militia roam and depredate and shoot our man wherever they find them. Our boys are in the habit of swinging them to the first tree which can be found after the wretches are caught.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: Undated: November 1864