Launching his assault from Salt Sulphur Springs with 550 men, Jenkins would occupy Buckhannon, capturing 20 men, thousands of small arms and other much needed logistical supplies like clothes and food. He would stop briefly here in Glenville before going onto Ripley where he would capture a federal paymaster and confiscate a 5,525 dollars. No small amount for 1862.
Jenkin's raid proved successful and led to the raiding party planting the first Confederate flag in Ohio. This raid demonstrated that Union defenses of Kanawha Valley were vulnerable to a medium-sized cavalry force.