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The battles of 1861.official reports. report of the battle in Allegheny Mountains, December 13th, 1861, Edward Johnson, Colonel 12th Georgia regiment, Commanding Monterey Line. Head'rs Monterey Line, Camp Alleghany, Dec. 19th, 1861. Colonel: I have the honor to submit the following report of the engagement with the enemy which occurred at this place on the 13th instant. On the 12th, I sent out a scouting party of 106 men, commanded by Major Ross, of the 52d Virginia volunteers, with instructions to ambuscade a point on the pike beyond Camp Baxter, on Greenbrier. On the afternoon of that day the advanced guard of the enemy approached, were fired into by Major Ross's command, and many of them killed or wounded. Immediately the main body of the enemy approached in force, deployed and advanced upon our scouting party, who retired and came into camp that night. On the morning of the 13th, about 4 A. M. I was aroused by the officer of the day, who reported fir