Stampede of Slaves – New Creek, Va., Oct. 14 – Six slaves from near Romney came into camp to-day. They were pursued until within six miles of our camp by the rebel cavalry, who were after the reward that had been offered for them, which was $600. As soon as they came in, eighty of our cavalry went in hot pursuit, but the rebels hearing they were pursued, retreated to Romney. The negroes report 4,000 rebels at that place. — Correspondence of the Cincinnati Commercial.
(Liberator, October 25 1861, pg 3)