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The Daily Dispatch: December 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], Averill's movements in Western Virginia. (search)
Averill's movements in Western Virginia. After the skirmish at Greenbrier Bridge, noticed in our paper yesterday, in which Gen. Echols was defeated, and retreated 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 miles from the Sweet Springs, where a portion of the command of Gen. Sam Jones was stationed. Averill, finding the way open and his course unopposed, moved on to Salem, on the Virginia and Tennessek of the railroad was saved by being run off on the approach of the enemy. The force under Averill started out from Beverly, in Randolph county, a distance from Salem of nearly 170 miles, and thention at Shenandoah Mountain, west of Staunton, seems to have had no immediate connection with Averill's command. The latter moved up the South Branch Valley from Hardy county. After their check o
The Daily Dispatch: December 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], Averill's movements in Western Virginia. (search)
Yankee Raid on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad. Lynchburg, Dec. 16. --A force of the enemy, supposed, to number 2,000, cavalry and mounted infantry, under Averill, reached Salem, on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, this morning at 10½ o'clock. The train, with troops from this city, approached within sight of the depot and was fired at. The depot, containing a considerable quantity of produce, and the Government deport adjoining, were burning at that time. Telegraphic communication having been interrupted, nothing has been heard since.