previous next

The raid into Greenbrier.

The recent raid into Greenbrier, which created a good deal of excitement, turns out o have been a mers stealing expedition. The body of man composing it are ascertained not to have exceeded much, if at all, three hundred men. They gathered up some very the sheep and cattle and a fine blooded horse, and took them off to Ohio. They were ambushed and fired on by a small body of militia, who fired so wildly as to do little or no harm, except to stampede some of the cattle, which returned home, and then they stampeded themselves, making very good Ball Run times. They saw no more of the Yankees, who cleared out with their plunger. The rogues came from Summersville, in Nicholas county, and returned in that direction. Their depredations were committed in the valley of the Meadow river, on the estates of Messrs. Macfarland, Cralle, and Cabell. They took two negroes from Mr. Macfarland, but they escaped and returned home.

There are various reports as to the number of Yankees in the Kanawha Valley. But up to the close of last week it was pretty well ascertained that there were none between Summersville, and the mouth of Ganley, and Lewisburg. But the country undefended must be exposed to incursions such as that which occasioned no much excitement three weeks ago.

We suppose they will not be allowed to go on in this manner. Indeed some steps have been taken and we trust others will succeed that will put our Western affairs in a better train.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)
hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Macfarland (2)
Ganley (1)
Cralle (1)
Cabell (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: