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November 26. A fight took place at Cold Knob Mountain, Va., between the Second Virginia volunteer cavalry, Colonel J. C. Paxton, and a force of rebel troops, in which the latter were routed, with the loss of over one hundred of their number taken prisoners, with their horses, etc.--(Doc. 49.) Between two and three o'clock this morning, a gang of twenty or thirty rebel guerrillas, led by Even Dorsey, crossed into Maryland and visited the village of Urbanna, seven miles south-east of Frederick, on the road leading to Washington. They made a descent upon the store of Thomas A. Smith, the Postmaster at Urbanna, and, after robbing the store, made Smith and a young man named Harris, the assistant postmaster, mount two of Smith's horses, with the design of carrying them off as prisoners. Smith, who was a resolute man, watched his opportunity, and gave them the slip in the darkness of the night. The rebels fired three or four shots after him, but missed him. Thinking Harris mig
ock, and arrived at the Hinkle farm at four P. M.--thirty-five miles--and being able to obtain some hay there, remained until four o'clock A. M., twenty-sixth, when we took up the line of march, in a blinding snow-storm, for Greenbrier, via Cold Knob Mountain, where we arrived at ten o'clock A. M., same day — distance twenty miles. Met Col. lane's Eleventh O. V. I., who was to assist us in breaking up a camp of rebels at the foot of the mountain, but on account of the severity of the weather anddles, bridles, and other stores and supplies, and their camp-tents, etc. I had two horses killed in the attack on the enemy's camp, and lost ten on the march, from fatigue and exhaustion. The enemy was found three miles from the foot of Cold Knob Mountain, on Sinking Creek, Greenbrier County, Va., at Levis's Mill, and consisted of a part of five companies of cavalry, namely, Rockbridge cavalry, Braxton dragoons, Churchville cavalry, and Nighthawk Rangers. They were men who had been in servi
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, West Virginia, 1862 (search)
d "F" Light Arty., and 2d Div. 12th Corps. Nov. 9: Skirmish, South Fork PotomacILLINOIS--23d Infantry (3 Cos.). NEW YORK--1st Cavalry (Detachment). PENNSYLVANIA--Ringgold Cavalry. Washington County Cavalry Company. Union loss, 5 wounded. Nov. 9-11: Expedition into Greenbrier County(No Reports.) Nov. 10: Skirmish, CharlestownNEW YORK--137th Infantry. Nov. 15: Skirmish on the Guyandotte(No Reports.) Nov. 22: Skirmish, Halltown(No Reports.) Nov. 24-30: Expedition from Summerville to Cold Knob MountainOHIO--11th Infantry. WEST VIRGINIA--2d Cavalry. Nov. 26: Skirmish, Lewis Mill, on Sinking CreekOHIO--11th Infantry. WEST VIRGINIA--2d Cavalry. Nov. 26: Reconnoissance to Charlestown(No Reports.) Nov. 26: Skirmish, Cockrill's Mills(No Reports.) Dec. 1: Skirmish, RomneyPENNSYLVANIA--Washington County Cavalry Company. Dec. 1-10: Expedition toward Logan Court HouseOHIO--28th and 30th Infantry. Dec. 2: Skirmish, CharlestownNEW YORK--137th Infantry. Dec. 3: Skirmish, MoorefieldPENNSYLV
rations in the Kanawha Valley April to August. Moved to Washington, D. C., August 18-24. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 25-September 2. Bull Run Bridge August 27. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Frederick City, Md., September 12. Battle of South Mountain September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Hagerstown, Md., October 8, thence to Clarksburg and Summerville, W. Va., and duty at Summerville till January 24, 1863. Expedition to Cold Knob Mountain November 24-30, 1862. Lewis Mill on Sinking Creek November 26. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., January 24, 1863, thence to Carthage February 22, and duty there till June. Near Carthage March 8 (2 Cos.). Scout to Rome March 24-25. Reconnoissance to McMinnville April 13. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, West Virginia Volunteers. (search)
Williamsport July 28. At Meadow Bluff till August. Ordered to Kanawha Falls August 14. Shady Springs August 28 (Detachment). Campaign in Kanawha Valley September 6-16. Barboursville September 8. Fayetteville September 10. Cotton Hill September 11. Loop Creek September 11. Hurricane Bridge September 12. Charlestown September 13. At Point Pleasant to October 20. Moved to Charlestown October 20, thence to Camp Piatt. Expedition from Summerville to Cold Knob Mountain November 24-30. Lewis Mill on Sinking Creek November 26. Peters Mountain Raid January 5-20, 1863. Scout into Wyoming County February 5-8. Expedition into Pocahontas County February 10-12. Scout through Boone, Wyoming and Logan Counties March 12-16. Expedition through Logan and Cabell Counties April 3-6. Mud River April 5. Lewisburg May 2. West Union May 6. Summerville May 12 Fayetteville May 18-20. Scout on Big and Little Coal Rivers June 18-19. Loup