Calhoun County West Virginia

Military News

Guerillas Are Active the Kanawha Region
Old Dan Dusky, of Calhoun county, West Virginia, and seventeen other prisoners, were captured in Webster county, by a detachmnet of the Tenth West Virginia regiment. Dusky is probably the most notorious guerilla character in the State. At the breaking out of the rebellion he raised a guerilla company, and took to the mountains and woods with them. Among the number were his three sons and daughter Nancy. In 1861 he robbed the mail and Post Office in Jackson county, for which he was tried by a Union court and sent to the penitentiary. Some time last year, through the interposition of friends, he was pardoned by the President, upon conditions that he would be a loyal citizen; but instead of that, upon being released, he took to his old habits, and afterwards became more active and vindictive than he was before. General Kelley, no doubt, will place him where he will not do much injury for some time to come. [The New South (Port Royal, S. C.), February 27, 1864 - Transcribed By AFOFG]

Pensions Granted to West Virginians
Special Telegram to the Register
Washington, D. C. October 28 – The following West Virginia pensions have been issued:
     Increase – Alfred A. Gillum, Alton, Upshur county, Marcus Morgan, Forksburg, Marion county; Hiram Lambert, Brydshaw, McDowell county; Wm F. Davis, Romney, Hampshire county; Isaac T. Law, Brooksville, Calhoun county.
     Original – Jackson Yoaken, Glendale, Marshall county; David B. Salmon, Parkersburg, Wood county.
     Re-issue and Increase – Wm. R. Moneyhoney, Leading Creek, Gilmer county.
     Original wodows, etc – Anna T. Emery, Wheeling, Mary J. Facernine, Pleasant Retreat, Clay county; minors of John N. Thorne, Buckhannan, Upshur county; minors of James Posey, West Liberty, Ohio county; Mary Ann Keith, Jacksonvile, Louis county, (Mexican War widow.)  [Wheeling Register, Oct. 29, 1893 – Transcribed by AFOFG]



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