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The victory was decisive, and the enemy's retreat became a total rout.
His forces, throwing away their arms, became scattered in every direction.
I pursued those that he kept together until after dark.
His wounded and many prisoners and arms have fallen into our hands.
My loss is about one hundred officers and men. The troops are in excellent spirits, with plenty of ammunition. Wm. W. Averill, Brigadier-General.
A national account.
New-Creek, West-Virginia, November 20.
The brigade of General Averill left their camp at Beverly, at noon, on Saturday, November first The day was clear and warm.
We marched to Huttonville, where we camped for the night.
At seven o'clock Monday morning we resumed the march.
The day was fine — a delightful Indian summer morning — and a march of two miles brought us to the foot of Cheat Mountain.
Here are the remains of the rebel works made at the beginning of the war; and here are the marks of the battle that took place