War of the Rebellion: Serial 039 Page 0090 N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXVII.

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APRIL 18, 1863. - Affair near Johnstown, Harrison County, W. Va.

Report of Colonel Nathan Wilkinson, Sixth West Virginia Infantry, commanding brigade.

CLARKSBURG, [W. VA.,] April 19, 1863.

GENERAL: We captured rebel Major [Thomas D.] Armesy last night about Johnstown. Our force was too small to follow up others, who are hid on headwaters of Hacker's Creek.

If you could send a squad there, and get Jacob Staucher for a guide, some of them might be caught.

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

Brigadier General B. S. ROBERTS,

Buckhannon.

APRIL 20, 1863. - Reconnaissance from Winchester toward Wardensville and Strasburg, Va., and skirmish.

Extract from "Record of Events,"* First Brigade, Second Division, Eighth Army Corps.

April 20. - Brigadier General W. L. Elliott, with the First Brigade and a detachment of the Second Brigade, Second Division, made a reconnaissance toward Wardensville and Strasburg, and had a brisk skirmish with the rebels, losing 7 killed, 6 wounded, and 14 prisoners.

APRIL 20-MAY 14, 1863.- Imboden's Expedition into West Virginia, including skirmishes (April 24) at Beverly, (May 5) Janelew, and (May 12) near Summerville.

REPORTS.#

Numbers 1. - Brigadier General Benjamin S. Roberts, U. S. Army, of operations April 24-May 5.

Numbers 2. - Colonel George R. Latham, Second West Virginia Infantry of skirmish at Beverly.

Numbers 3. - Lieutenant Colonel John J. Polsley, Eighth West Virginia Infantry, of operations April 24-26.

Numbers 4. - Captain Frank Smith, Third Independent Company Ohio Cavalry, of skirmish at Beverly.

Numbers 5. - Lieutenant Timothy F. Roane, Third West Virginia Cavalry, of operations April 25-May 14,including skirmishes near the mouth of Simpson's Creek and at Janelew.

Numbers 6. - Brigadier General J. D. Imboden, C. S. Army.

Numbers 1. Report of Brigadier General Benjamin S. Roberts, U. S. Army, of operations April 24-May 5.

HDQRS. INDEPENDENT DIVISION, MIDDLE DEPT.,

Weston, W. Va., May 21, 1863.

COLONEL: I have the honor to report, for the information of the commanding general of the Middle Department, that on Friday, April 24,

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*From return of Eighth Army Corps, month of April, 1863.

#See also correspondence of Cox, Curtin, Halleck, Kelley, Milroy, Peirpoint, Schenck, Tod, and others, Part II.

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