December 30, This day during the American Civil War

December 30, 1862 – in Blountsville, Virginia – On December 30, Brig. Gen. Samuel P. Carter and his Union raiders had reached Blountsville by dawn. They captured the town’s military hospital and captured and paroled 30 Confederate prisoners. Carter gathered up his raiders and then started out for Union, which was to the east of Blountsville.

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