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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Averill, William woods, 1832- Military officer; born in Cameron, N. Y., Nov. 5, 1832; was graduated at West Point in 18
close of 1861 until the summer and fall of 1863, when General Averill, with a cavalry force, made extensive raids in that mo errupted railway communication between the
William woods Averill. armies of Lee and Bragg.
Col. John Tolland had led a cav nd lost eighty-two men and 300 horses.
A little later General Averill started from Tygart's Valley: passed through several c ap occurred, and lasted a greater part of Aug. 26 and 27.
Averill was repulsed.
and made his way back to Tygart's Valley, h h a loss of over 300 men, three guns, and 700 small-arms.
Averill's loss was about 100 men.
West Virginia was now nearly free of armed Confederates, and Averill started, in December, with a strong force of Virginia mounted infantry, Pennsylvania and joined the others, with the loss of four men drowned.
Averill captured during the raid about 200 men. My command, he sai
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.19 (search)
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.33 (search)