The Bold Raid

The Bold Raid on the Railroad Seventeen Miles from Cincinnati.

The Cincinnati Gazette of May 10th says the opinion that the perpetrators of the recent robbery of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad came from Boone county, Ky. has been greatly strengthened by information which reaches us of the finding of $12,000 in 70 bonds, and about $1,000 in greenbacks, in the streets of Verona, a small town in Boone county, twenty-six miles from Covington.

On Saturday morning last, twelve rebel guerrillas, armed very, heavily, rode into Verona— a favorite resort of rebels by the way— and dismounted. Their horses were very much faded, and the men also seemed somewhat fatigued. They were in high spirits however, apparently on account of some success they had met with. They commenced partaking quite freely of whiskey, and in a few hours, nearly, all of them became intoxicated. kn this condition they reeled through the principal streets of the town, bloviating in their usual style, and displaying considerable sums of money. Towards night they left, going in the direction of Big Bone Springs.

Shortly after their departure a boy picked up an envelope containing $350 in greenbacks, and other parties found $12,000 7-30 bonds, and about $70O in greenbacks. A check for $1.00 drawn in Indianapolis and made payable in Cincinnati was also picked up.

The gentleman who furnished us this with this intelligence is now in Covington. He was not in Verona at the time the rebels were there, but obtained the above information from four or five different persons, and he thinks there is no doubt of its correctness.

While the rebels were at Verona, a company of Federal soldiers was encamped at Crittenden. Grant county, a few miles away. The distance from Verona to where it is supposed the rebels crossed the Ohio river, for the purpose of robbing the Ohio an Mississippi road, is about fifteen miles away.


Daily Alta California, Volume 17, Number 5575, 11 June 1865