Union Major H. C. Rized writes to Colonel N. Wilkinson concerning a January, 1865, Confederate raid on Beverly. Rized reports that the Confederates made off to Staunton with the prisoners.
Col. N. WILKINSON,
BUCKHANNON, W. VA.,
January 12, 1865.
About 115 men have arrived from Beverly, nearly all of whom are of the Eighth Ohio: forty-seven are armed. One man says he left Beverly at 2 o'clock yesterday. Rebels were making off with the plunder as rapidly as possible. Quarters and bridge are all that was burned. Thinks they started for Staunton with prisoners, &c. Estimates their force at about 900. I started a cavalry scout for Beverly at about 2 o'clock afternoon.
H. C. RIZED,
Bibliographic Information : Letter Reproduced from The War of The Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series 1, Volume 46, Serial No. 96, Pages 112, Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC, 1997.