Thursday, May 23, 2013

An Armistice With Rebel Guerrillas

We learn from the Wheeling Intelligencer that Col. Rathbone, of the 11th, Virginia regiment, has granted an armistice with the guerrillas in Calhoun, Roan and adjoining counties.  The armistice was granted last Sunday week.  It was arranged between Col. Rathbone and Captains Dounes, Hays and Silcott that hostilities should cease for eight days, and in the meantime the rebels should withdraw from without our lines, and in case the city of Richmond was captured, they (the rebels) should surrender themselves as prisoners of war.  The last heard of the rebels, they were up on the on the west fork of the Little Kanawha River, going southward.  The Federal forces at Spencer were being supplied from Ravenswood.  A few days ago a wagon load of provisions was attacked by guerillas, about eight miles from the former place, and the guards (eleven in number) fled for their lives. – The rebels killed two of the horses and burned the wagons in the road.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, June 7, 1862, p. 1

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