January 18, 1865
We learn from members of the Legislature, and others, from the border counties, that large numbers of rebel soldiers are coming in and giving themselves up at the various ontposts [sic] in this Department. Lieut. Samuels, brother of Judge Samuels, formerly adjutant General of this State, recently came into Wayne country, accompanied by a dozen or fifteen other rebel soldiers, all of whom took the amnesty oath. They say they are tired fighting for nothing and freezing to death.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: Undated: January 1865