of a body of Virginia
cavalry, scouting toward Cumberland, Md.
, when Richard was mortally wounded by a bayonet thrust.
His body lies beside that of his brother Turner in the Confederate
cemetery at Winchester, Va.
On July 12, 1861, a Federal force under Colonel Kain
In the same month Colonel Cummins
with some Confederate troops retook it.
The loyal Virginians
in other parts of the State
were active in expeditions to repress hostile organization.
One of these was made by Capt. A. G. Jenkins
, afterward famous as a cavalry general, in the latter part of June.
He advanced from Charleston
to Point Pleasant
with a mounted party, and secured the persons of several prominent Union men. Colonel Norton
, of the First Ohio, at Gallipolis
, crossed the river with 100 men and made a vain attempt to overtake Jenkins
, after which he ‘scoured the country and took 30 prominent secessionists prisoners.’
These gentlemen, who were carried to Camp Chase, Ohio, were the first to arrive from the South
at that noted prison camp.
They reached Camp Chase July 5th, but were released a few days later.
The names of these loyal Virginians
were R. B. Hackney
, A. B. Dorst
, A. Roseberry
, H. J. Fisher
, R. Knupp
, Jacob C. Kline
, Frank Ransom
, J. N. McMullen
, J. W. Echard
, David Long, G. D. Slaughter
, A. E. Eastman
, J. F. Dintz
, Robert Mitchell
, S. Hargiss
, E. J. Ransom
, T. B. Kline
, Alexander McCausland
, O. H. P. Sebrill
, James Johnson
, W. O. Roseberry
, Benjamin Franklin
and James Clark
On June 6th the Confederate
war department, being advised of the contemplated occupation of the Kanawha valley
by the United States troops, and fearing for the safety of the Tennessee & Virginia railroad, issued orders designed to protect that region.
Ex-Gov. Henry A. Wise
, having been commissioned brigadier-general, was ordered to move from Richmond
with the force placed at his disposal to the valley of the Kanawha
, and Gen.