Union Colonel N. Wilkinson alludes to rumors of a possible raid launched from Staunton by Confederate General Thomas Rosser in May, 1865.
Brevet Maj.-Gen. McMILLAN,
Grafton, W. Va.:
CLARKSBURG, W. VA.
May 4, 1865.
Refugees and citizens arriving at Beverly report Rosser and Jackson organizing a force at Staunton for a raid on Beverly and Buckhannon, Jackson is reported to have joined a force of 500 on his march to Staunton. The scouts of Beverly are out to feel the country and gather information. Will keep you advised.
Col., Cmdg. Brigade.
Bibliographic Information : Letter Reproduced from The War of The Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series 1, Volume 46, Serial No. 97, Pages 1089-1090, Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC, 1997.