ge to fire upon us from the roadside, though they were concealed by the darkness and the bushes, which were as thick as the hairs on a dog's back.
We come back in a walk, after firing a salute of twenty guns immediately by the towardly devils.
On the next day, the 19th, squads of four of our company took possession of the pike, within four miles of Phillippi, and waited patiently, in ambush, for the enemy's scouts and spies.
Cyrus Creigh, Chas. McClung, Lewis Peyton and Addison Bell composed the advanced guard.
About 11 o'clock three scouts came along They were halted by young Peyton.
One of them drew a pistol and fired five shots at our young friend P., the distance being only about fifteen or twenty paces.
Young P. fired upon him and broke the fellow's arm. Just as young Peyton fired, Calvin Renick let loose upon the rascals, and killed one of them instantly.
This caused the sentinels stationed along the road to give the alarm, and in one hour's time our wh