as making a reconnaissance on a locomotive.
In the Greenville Banker he gives a full account of the whole affair.--After destroying the bridge at Zollicoffer about half of the Yankee force was sent to burn the Watauga bridge.
On their arrival at Carter's Depot their whole force was precipitated upon our small force there, under Lieut. J. R. Dille.
This force consisted of about 120 men, who gallantly withstood the attack until overwhelmed, and compelled to surrender.
The Yankees lost four killed and several wounded, one man losing a leg. Our loss seven wounded, one of whom has since died.
Having fired the bridge, the engine bearing Col. Low was run back to Carter's Depot, and the prisoners taken off and paroled.
There were five regiments of the Yankees--one an East Tennessee regiment of tories, under Col. Jim Carter, and the 7th Ohio, 9th Pennsylvania, 2d Michigan, and the other from Iowa or Michigan--the whole under command of Brig.-Gen. Samuel Carter, from East Tennessee.