86.-the fight at Barboursville, Va. July 12, 1861.
The correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial, accompanying Gen. Cox's division on the Kanawha, gives the following account of the taking possession of Barboursville, and the driving out of the secession troops by a portion of Col. Woodruff's regiment.
At midnight on the night of the 12th inst., Col. Woodruff's companies A, B, D, F, and K were aroused from their slumbers, and placed under the command of Lieut.-Col. Neff, and, with one day's rations in their haversacks, they proceeded on their march — after a short but stirring address from Col. Woodruff.
The column was conducted by a strong Union man, a resident of Barboursville, who had been driven thence some weeks since.
It was proposed to make the attack at early daylight, but the deep silence observed along the route, together with the halts to send forward scouting parties, deferred their coming into sight of the enemy until the sun was two hours high.
the hill in utter rout.
They were pursued about two miles, when our exhausted men were recalled.
Gen. Morris, however, is to follow on to Rowlesburg.
Crow Hill is situated beyond West Union, where, it is hoped, the remnants of the force will be secured.
Garnett's body was brought to this place to-day, and properly cared for, and word has been sent to his friends that it is at their disposal.
The rout and demoralization of the rebel army is most utter and complete.
Our four columns — Cox's, up the Kanawha, McClellan's, over the mountains at Huttonsville, and Morris's and Hill's, along Cheat River — are all following up the advantage, and moving on.
Grafton, Virginia, July 15, 1861.
The day after the battle, and all was quiet, where but a few hours before armies had contended.
The dead of the enemy were collected on the field and buried, with those who died at the hospital, at night.
The brave young Georgian who stood by the side of his equally