Historic Hampshire County, WV
West Virginia's Oldest County


References to Hampshire County in the
Official Records of the Civil War

This is a draft listing - a work in progress. Volumes listed may relate to our area. Page numbers indicate specific references to Hampshire County actions.

The point of this project is to get all page references to Hampshire County and also to compile a listing of all Hampshire County place names (see bottom of page).

If you know of other specific entries relating to Hampshire Couny we would appreciate your sharing that information with us. Thank you

War of the Rebellion:
a Compilation of the Official Records of
the Union and Confederate Armies

Published by the Government Printing Office, 1880-1901

Series I

Volume II. 1880. (Vol. 2, Chap. 9) Chapter VIX - Operations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Apr 16-Jul 31, 1861. pp.123-124; 134, 195, 228, 472; 689-93; 704, 925-6; 952, 981

Volume V. 1881. (Vol. 5, Chap. 14) Chapter XIV - Operations in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and West Virginia. Aug. 1, 1861-Mar 17, 1862. pp. 2-3, 6, 200-205 [Church Hill 3 m. east of Romney]; 207-214 (Romney, Branch Mountain, Frenchs, Gilberts, Frenchburg, Hanging Rock Pass, Sheetzs Mill, Cemetery Hill); 378-81 (379 Wire Bride, 381-North Branch Bridge, Springfield, Romney, Cain's Hill south of Springfield), 383 (Greenspring, North River Mills),
p. 388:
  Nov. 4, 1861 Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson assumes command of the Valley District
  Dec., 8 Skirmish at Dam No. 5, C & O Canal
  Jan. 3-4 Skirmish at Bath, W. Va.
  Jan 4 Skirmish at Slane's Cross Road, Great Cacapon Bridge, Sir John's Run Depot, and Alpine Depot (opposite Hancock), W. Va.
  Jan. 5 Bombardment of Hancock, MD.
  Jan. 7 Skirmish at Hanging Rock Pass (Blue's Gap), W. Va.
  Jan 10 Romney evacuated by Union Troops
  Feb. 7 Union forces reocccupy Romney
  Feb. 12 Skirmish at Moorefield
  Feb. 14 Affair at Bloomery Gap
p. 389 following reports of above events plus Unger's Store, Bloomery Pass
p. 842 guerrillas, one party to North River Mills. Send party to attack them Michael's Gap 2.5 miles above mouth of Cacapon
p. 934 Cacapon Bridge, Hanging Rock Pass
p. 942 Cacapon Bridge
p. 966 Green Spring Depot
p. 1026 50 cavalry at North River Mills, on Cacapon bridge, and Frankfort turnpike, distant from Winchester 20 miles
p. 1137 Hanging Rock Pass, affair at Sept 1861, skirmish at Jan. 7, 1862 Index reports of Samuel Dunning-p. 404; T.J.Jackson-p. 389, 396; B.F. Kelly-p. 403
p. 1174 Skirmish near mouth of Little Cacapon River, Nov. 30, 1861; Index Skirmish at Dam No. 4 & 5
  Evacuation of Romney Jan. 10, 1862; reoccupation by Union Feb. 7, 1862
  Skirmish near Romney Nov. 13-Dec 8, 1861
  Sir John's Run skirmish Jan. 4, 1862
  Slane's Cross-Roads skirmish Jan. 4, 1862

Volume VII. 1882. (Vol. 7, Chap. 17) Chapter XVII - Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, N. Alabama, and W. Virginia. Nov. 19, 1861-Mar 4, 1862.

Volume XII - in Three Parts. 1885. (Vol. 12, Chap. 24)
Chapter XXIV - Operations in Northern Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. Mar 17-Sep 2, 1862.
Part I -- Reports, Mar 17-Jun 25
Part II -- Reports, Jun 26-Sep 2
Part II -- Supplement. 1886.

Volume XIX - in Two Parts. 1887. (Vol. 19, Chap. 31)
Chapter XXXI - Operations in Northern Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Sep 3-Nov 14, 1862.
Part I - Reports, September 3-20
Part II - Reports, September 20-November 14; Correspondence, etc., Sept 3-Nov. 14 (p. 404, North River Mills, Capon Bridge, Bloomery Gap, October 8, 1862)

Volume XXI. 1888. (Vol. 21, Chap. 33)
Chapter XXXIII - Operations in Northern Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. November 15, 1862 - January 25, 1863.

Volume XXV - in Two Parts. 1889. (Vol. 25, Chap. 37)
Chapter XXXVII - Operations in Northern Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. January 26-June 3, 1863.
Part I - Reports
Part II - Correspondence, etc.

Volume XXVII - in Three Parts. 1889. (Vol. 27, Chap. 39)
Chapter XXXIX - Operations in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Department of the East. June 3-August 3, 1863.
Part I - Reports
Part II - Reports
Part III - Correspondence, etc.

Volume XXIX - in Two Parts. 1890. (Vol. 29, Chap. 41)
Chapter XLI - Operations in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. August 4-December 31, 1863.
Part I - Reports
Part II - Correspondence, etc.

Volume XXXIII. 1891. (Vol. 33, Chap. 45)
Chapter XLV - Operations in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. January 1-April 30, 1864.

Volume XXXVII - in Two Parts. 1891. (Vol. 37, Chap. 49)
Chapter XLIX - Operations in Northern West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. May 1-August 3, 1864.
Part I - Reports, Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc.
Part II - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc.
p. 42 L. F. McAleer to Brig. Gen. B.F. Kelly, July 4, 1864 reports that Imboden captured a colonel and about 40 men of the 153rd Ohio near North River Mills.
??p. 831 Skirmish at North River Mills, July 3, 1864 (no circumstantial report on file)

Volume XLIII - in Two Parts. 1893. (Vol. 43, Chap. 55)
Chapter LV - Operations in Northern Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. August 4-December 31, 1864.
Part I - Reports, Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc.
Part II - Union and Confederate Correspondence, etc. (p. 522, Green Spring post, Bloomery Gap, Nov. 1, 1864)

Volume XLVI - in Three Parts. 1894-1895. (Vol. 46, Chap. 58)
Chapter LVIII - Operations in Northern and Southeastern Virginia, North Carolina (January 1-31), West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. January 1-June 30, 1865.
Part I - Reports
Part II - Union and Confederate Correspondence
Part III - Union and Confederate Correspondence

Volume LI - in Two Parts. 1897. (Vol. 51, Chap. 63) SUPPLEMENT
Chapter LXIII - Operations in Maryland, Eastern North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia (except Southwestern), and West Virginia. January 1, 1861-June 30, 1865.
SUPPLEMENT Embracing Documents Found or Received Too Late for Insertion in Volumes 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 18, 19, 21, 25, 27, 29, 33, 36, 37, 40, 42, 43, and 46.
Part I - Reports, Union Correspondence, etc. (p. 545, Bloomery Gap, March 2, 1862)
Part II - Confederate Correspondence, etc.


Series II : Contains the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns, Union and Confederate, relating to prisoners of war, and (so far as the military authorities were concerned) to State or political prisoners.

Volume I. 1894.
1. The Texas Surrender
2. Earlier Captures and Arrests, and Measures of Pacification in Missouri
3. Union Policy of Repression in Maryland
4. Military Treatment of Captured and Fugitive Slaves
5. Confederate Policy of Repression in East Tennessee

Volume II. 1897. Treatment of suspected and disloyal persons, North and South.
Part 1, p. 1539, (Samuel Pancoast of Bloomery Gap)

Volume III. 1898. Correspondence, Orders, etc., relating to Prisoners of War and State from February 19, 1861, to June 12, 1862.
Volume IV. 1899. Correspondence, Orders, etc., from June 13, 1862, to November 30, 1862.
Volume V. 1899. Correspondence, Orders, etc., from December 1, 1862, to June 10, 1863.
Volume VI. 1899. Correspondence, Orders, etc., from June 11, 1863, to March 31, 1864.
Volume VII. 1899. Correspondence, Orders, etc., from April 1, 1864, to December 31, 1864.
Volume VIII. 1899. Correspondence, Orders, etc., from January 1, 1865, to the end.


Series IV , Vol. 4
p. 714 Index ref North River, Va. Skirmish, Oct. 3, 1864 and ref North River Mills Skirmish July 3, 1864 at I.37


Places mentioned:


The following list is taken from The War of the Rebellion and supplemented by places mentioned in: The Devastating Hand of War by Richard A. Sauers (DHW); Stonewall Jackson's Romney Campaign by Thomas M. Rankin (JRC) and Maxwell & Swisher's History of Hampshire County (HHC). Note: not all of these places are within modern Hampshire County.

Alpine Depot/Station (opposite Hancock) Vol. 5, Chap. 14, p.388 (& DHW)
Bloomery Gap (& DHW)
Bloomery Pass
Blue's Gap (DHW)
Branch Mountain
Burlington(DHW)
Cacapon Bridge (DHW)
Camp Keys (DHW)
Cain's Hill south of Springfield Vol. 5, Chap. 14 p.381
Cemetery Hill Vol. 5, Chap. 14, p.207-214
Cherry Run (DHW)
Church Hill 3 m. east of Romney] Vol. 5, Chap. 14 p.200-205
Frenchburg (& DHW)
Frenchs
Gilberts Vol. 5, Chap. 14, p.207-214
Going's Ford (DHW) [near Oldfield?]
Grassy Lick (DHW)
Great Cacapon Station (DHW)
Greenspring
Hanging Rock
Hanging Rock Pass (Blue's Gap) (& DHW)
Knobly Road (DHW)
Little Cacapon Bridge (DHW)
Mechanicsburg Gap (DHW)
Medley (DHW)
Michael's Gap 2.5 miles above mouth of Cacapon Vol. 5, Chap. 14 p. 842
Moorefield Junction (DHW)
North Branch Bridge
North Branch Station (DHW)
North River (DHW)
North River Mills
Northwestern Turnpike (DHW)
Purgitsville (DHW)
Ridgeville (DHW)
Romney (& DHW)
Sheetzs Mill (& DHW)
Sir John's Run Depot Vol. 5, Chap. 14 p.381
Slane's Cross Road
South Branch Bridge (DHW)
South Branch Station (DHW)
Springfield (& DHW)
The Trough (DHW)
Unger's Store (& DHW)
Vance's Ford (DHW)
Wardensville (DHW)
Wire Bridge (& DHW)


    
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