War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0714 N. AND SE. VA., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

Search Civil War Official Records

HARPER'S FERRY, February 26, 1865-11.45 p.m.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Winchester:

Major-General Hancock has just left on train for Winchester.

W. H. SEWARD,

Brigadier-General.

CLARKSBURG, W. VA., February 26, 1865-5.45 p.m.

Brigadier General J. J. LIGHTBURN,

Cumberland, Md.:

Received from scouts, via Bulltown:

The enemy appear to be concentrating at Lewisburg; 2,000 are there now.

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

BUCKHANNON, W. VA., February 26, 1865.

Colonel N. WILKINSON,

Clarksburg:

I started a scout for Beverly this morning. One of the men has just returned. Says they met the corporal that was in charge of the scout sent yesterday about four miles from here on foot. He told them a squad of the enemy was halted by the sentinel about 9 o'clock. They immediately fired a volley and charged them. Supposed the man on duty to have been killed. He escaped through the back of the building in which they were quartered for the night. Don't know whether any one else got away or not. Saw nothing of the operator or repairer since.

H. C. RIZER,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

BUCKHANNON, W. VA., February 26, 1865.

Colonel N. WILKINSON,

Clarksburg:

Scout has returned from Beverly. Five horses and equipments were lost. The men of yesterday's scout all escaped with their arms and accouterments.

H. C. RIZER,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

CUCKHANNON, W. VA., February 26, 1865.

Colonel N. WILKINSON,

Clarksburg:

Scout from Beverly reports he saw fifteen or twenty rebels in the town yesterday from this side of the river. Citizens told them that rebel scouts say they know all about our scout going there every other day, and their intention is to capture them soon. Operator Jolls remains at Roaring Creek.

H. C. RIZER,

Lieutenant-Colonel.