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Amick's Rangers
JOHN AMICK
Geneva Amick Dyer writes in Fourteen Children about John Amick, her uncle, son of John the Miller:

“Uncle John married Martha Trout.  …  When the Civil War broke out, he joined the cause for the South. 
He was home on a furlough, when a party who called themselves “the Home Guard” surrounded his house.  And when he attempted to escape from a back door, was shot through the body. The party then left without assisting.  His wife and mother got him into the house.  He died a few days later, not far from Rupert, where he had been taken for medical assistance.  His son, Joseph, known as “Devil Joe”, because of his love of mischief, and practical jokes, was but a small boy at the time of his father’s death; he helped his mother in the making of the living for the family.”

John "T"  Amick, son of John the Miller, led a scouting party along with Madison Walker in Nicholas County for General Wise.  After John was murdered, John Halstead took command.  John Walker Amick, son of Wm. Henry, was commander of all the independent scouts in the Wilderness.  Amicks and kin in other infantry and cavalry companies were also detailed as scouts. (
Wise Scouts)



This incident is also referred to in a letter to General Wise by General Robert E. Lee on October 15, 1861 in which he writes:

“. ..
I learned that night that a party of the enemy had advanced on the Wilderness road and shot John Amick (your scout). Mr. Cleary brought the news.  I directed, immediately, Colonel Jenkins to send his cavalry and go with such force as he had at Meadow Bluff, to ascertain the facts, drive them back, &c. …” 
  I have the honor to be, you obedient servant,
    R. E. Lee
    General, Commanding.
John Amick
Killed


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John Amick & John Halstead scouts
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