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General Eliakin Parker Scammon

On the evening of February 2, 1864, Confederate troops under Major James H. Nounnan launched a raid that resulted in the capture of Union General E. P. Scammon and the steamer B. C. Levi at Red House early on the following morning.

Learn more:
"Capture of the Government Steamer B. C. Levi"
"Capture of the Steamer B. C. Levi - Independent Scouts"
"The Civil War Comes to Charleston"
"Rebel Raid in the Kanawha Valley"
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On This Day in West Virginia History: February

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