Union General Phil Sheridan reports to General George Crook in January, 1865. He discusses the return of scouts from Staunton bearing news of a possible Confederate raid.
Cmdg. Department of West Virginia, Cumberland, Md.:
January 25, 1865.
Two of my scouts have just returned from Staunton. They think that Rosser meditates a raid westward to Weston or Clarksburg as soon as the weather moderates. Keep a sharp lookout for him at Bull's Gap and Buckhannon.
P. H. SHERIDAN,
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 266, Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC, 1997.