Hello.On April 30, 1863, a group of employees of the Baltimore & Ohio RR were repairing a RR bridge near the town of Bridgeport, WV, when they were captured by troops of the 1st Maryland Cavalry, under the command of Gen. W.E. Jones (part of the Jones-Imboden raid).The crew were taken to Richmond to Castle Thunder to be held as hostages for Confederate prisoners in the north. These men spent several months in prison before being released.The foreman of the crew was a Mr. Gary. I have seen him referred to as "R. Gary," "A.C. Garey" and "H.C. Garry" in various writings. He seems to have been courageous, telling the Confederates who threatened the prisoners with conscription in the Rebel armies that they would "see the Confederacy in hell first."I am researching this incident and would love to hear from anyone who has family stories about the matter.I'd be happy to share my research with interested parties.