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The Jones-Imboden Raid

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B & O Railroad Suffers Severe Damages During Coordinated Rebel Movement


Imboden Leads Rebels Into Western Virginia

Force of 3,365 Men

B & O Bridges Target Of Rebel Movement

New Creek, VA., April 30 — The coordinated movement of the Rebel forces under Brig. Gen. J. D. Imboden and Brig. Gen. W. E. Jones has resulted in the destruction of all the important bridges of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad from Oakland, Md. to Fairmont, Va.

Imboden’s force is reportedly planning to destroy all the bridges to a point 30 miles west of Fairmont. Of his participation in the movement in force to date, Imboden has reported the following: “On Monday, Apr. 20, I marched from my camp at Shenandoah Mountain with the following troops: 25th, 21st, and 62nd Regiments Virginia Infantry; 18th Virginia Cavalry; and J. H. McClanahan’s battery, six guns, numbering in the aggregate about 1,825 effective men. On the evening of Apr. 21, I was joined at Hightown by the 22nd Virginia Infantry, Lieut. Col. A. C. Dunn’s battalion (37th Virginia) dismounted cavalry and the 19th Virginia Cavalry, mostly dismounted from Maj. Gen. Samuel Jones, command, numbering in the aggregate about 1,540 men, giving me an entire force of about 3,365 men, of which about 700 were mounted. I was supplied with 13 days’ rations of flour and 30 days’ of salt, relying upon the country to furnish meat.

“On the evening of Apr. 23, I reached Tygart’s Valley, at Huttonsville, having marched 70 miles in four days, most of the time under a drenching rain that raised the water-courses and made the roads very difficult. On Cheat (Continued on Page 2)


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

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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