Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Roanoke county” in article 1 of The Daily Dispatch: December 17, 1863., [Electronic resource]:
...reated into Monroe county, the enemy under Averill, about 4,500 strong, consisting of 3,000 mounted infantry and 1,500 cavalry, pushed on to the Sweet Springs, in Monroe, some fifty miles from Salem, Roanoke county .--Gen. Echols, in the meantime, fell back to Union, Monroe county, twenty-three miles from the Sweet Springs, where a portion of the command of Gen. Sam Jones was stationed.
Averill, finding the wa...
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