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Civil War: Gen. Jones’ destructive visit

May 20, 2013
By DAVE McKAIN ( , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

On May 9, 1863, Gen. Grumble Jones and his raiding party of 1,500 cavalry, after creating havoc all along the railroad from Grafton to Cairo, decided to give up plans on attacking Parkersburg. At Cairo they turned south toward home with their booty of horses and cattle.



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