October 17, 1862.
Action between Company “D,” 12th Virginia Cavalry and Union soldiers that were a part of Gen. Humphrey’s force. Company “D” was on picket duty near Duffields when it engaged the advance of Gen. Humphrey’s troops. Company “D” succeeded in pushing the Union troops back to Lucas’ Woods near the location of Marker Number Eight. “They easily made their way through the enemy’s lines and joined the Regiment.”