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Xxxii. West Virginia. Convention called State organization effected McClelian advances fight at Rich McUntain Rebel rout at Carrick's Ford Union repulse at Searytown surprise at cross Lanes Caraifex Ferry Guyandotte Romney Alleghany Summit Huntersville. the Virginia Convention of 1861, of which a majority assumed to vote their State out of the Union, as we have seen, had been elected not only as Unionists, but under an express stipulation that their action should be valid ied out the campaign in the southern part of West Virginia. In the north-east, Gen. Kelly, who held and guarded the Alleghany section of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, starting from New Creek on the night of October 25th, advanced rapidly to Romney, the capital of Hampshire county, driving out a Rebel battalion and capturing two cannon, sixty prisoners, several hundred stand of arms, with all the camp equipage, provisions, and munitions. By this spirited dash, West Virginia was nearly clea
ss inhabitants of the country. But that the commanders on our side, and, in fact, on both sides, were generally earnest and vigilant in repressing and punishing these excesses, is the simple truth, which should be asserted and insisted on for the honor of our country and her people. Gen. Robert Patterson, with about 20,000 men, broke camp at Chambersburg, June 7th, and advanced to Hagerstown, while Col. Lew. Wallace, on his right, took quiet possession of Cumberland, and made a dash upon Romney, which he easily captured. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, commanding the Rebels, burned the bridge at Point of Rocks on the 7th, and evacuated Harper's Ferry on the 14th, destroying the superb railway bridge over the Potomac. He retreated upon Winchester and Leesburg, after having destroyed the armory and shops at the Ferry — the machinery having been already sent off to Richmond. The Chesapeake Canal and the several railroads in this region were thoroughly dismantled. The Potomac was crossed
ltar, 602. Keitt, Lawrence M., of S. C., an abettor of the assault on Sumner, 299; in Secession Convention, 345. Kelley, Col., of W. Va., in command of Camp Carlile, Ohio, 520; crosses to Wheeling, 522; is wounded at Philippi, 522; captures Romney, etc., 527. Kelly, William, at Tweddle Hall, 388. Kendall, Amos, to P. M. at Charleston, 129. Kentucky, 17; slave population in 1790, 36; unanimously devoted to Jefferson, etc., 83; the Resolutions of ‘98, 83; withdrawal of delegates fro, his house destroyed by Border Ruffians, 244. Rochester Union, The, on causes of secession, 396. Rodney, CAeSAR A., of Del., 52; 107. Rollins, James S., of Mo., Russell to, 80, 555. Roman Catholics, with regard to Slavery, 118. Romney, Va., surprised by the Federals, 527. root, Joseph M., of Ohio, resolve by, 193. Rosecrans, Gen., wins the battle of Rich Mountain, 522; captures Pegram, 523; attacks Floyd at Carnifex Ferry, 525; attempts to surprise the Rebels at Gauley Mou