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The Jones-Imboden Raid

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Nine Skirmishes

Jones’ Force Destroys Nine Railroad Bridges


Moorefield, VA., April 30 — Brig. Gen. W. E. Jones’ raid into Western Virginia has thus far resulted in heavy damages to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and several skirmishes.

Jones put his Confederate force in motion on Apr. 21 for this city as part of a coordinated movement with the Rebel force under Brig. Gen. J. D. Imboden. Since the beginning of the expedition, which is still in progress, Jones’ force has been engaged in skirmishes with the Federal forces at Greenland Gap, Va., Altamont, Md., Oakland, Md., Rowlesburg, Va., Cranberry Summit, Md., Morgantown, Va., Independence, Va., Fairmont, Va. and Bridgeport, Va.

The Confederate’s objectives so far accomplished from the movement have resulted in the destruction of nine railroad bridges, capture of two trains, one piece of artillery, over 500 prisoners, nearly 1,500 horses and 1,000 head of cattle.

Of the progress of the movement to date, Jones today reported the following: “On Apr. 21, I left my camp at Lacey Spring, Rockingham County, with all my available strength in cavalry, infantry and artillery for the purpose of cooperating with Gen. Imboden in Northwest Virginia. The men and horses unfit for a hard campaign were left, under Lieut. Col. Funsten, near Harrisonburg, to repress marauding from toward Winchester and to afford protection to the people of the Valley. Close communications were formed with Brig. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee to secure timely (Continued on Page 3)


Potomac Edison

This is not a historic newspaper. It is instead a commemorative of the 100th anniversary of the Civil War. The page, while printed in 1963, portrays events from April 1863.


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Maryland, History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Campaigns; United States, Army, Supplies and stores, History, 19th century; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, History,19th century; Jones, William E., d 1824-1864; Imboden, John D. (John Daniel), 1823-1895; Con

Maryland, 1861-1865

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Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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