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meantime Ohio troops had been massed at Gallipolis and Point Pleasant, and Gen. J. D. Cox, an officer afterward distinguished at South Mountain and Franklin, was asenemy near Ripley, and another fight occurred at Barboursville with the right of Cox's army. Wise wrote at this juncture that the difficulties of his situation we since assisted by my legion, which I have created between this and Richmond. Cox united his three columns at the mouth of the Pocotaligo, and on the afternoon ofnd 2 wounded. Colonel McCausland with 800 men followed this up with an attack on Cox's position on the north side of the river, and drove back the enemy to the shelthe fears of General Wise regarding the weakness of his position were justified. Cox, by a circuitous advance among the hills, came upon the Confederate rear at Elk ion, later known as the Sixtieth regiment, and commanded by Col. B. H. Jones. Cox held Gauley, and began fortifications, with an advance guard skirmishing toward
sts on Rosecrans' line, where he could make a flank attack either on Cox at Gauley or Rosecrans to the north, and he asked for reinforcements from Richmond. General Cox, with about three regiments, had succeeded in impressing his antagonists with an exaggerated idea of his strengtrtunately a strong movement was not made. Floyd being informed that Cox was abandoning Gauley and marching upon him, ordered Wise to hasten rs, sent an expedition to Boone Court House, which, according to General Cox, routed a militia encampment and left 25 dead upon the field. Gauley river, and moved to a junction with Wise near Dogwood gap. Cox advanced on the 12th and the Confederates retired to Sewell mountainamp Defiance, and in the spirit of that title awaited the advance of Cox and Rosecrans, and disregarded the orders of Floyd to fall back to Mal command of Rosecrans, the Kanawha district being in charge of General Cox, the Cheat Mountain district under Milroy, and the Railroad dist
y-second. Early in May, Scammon's brigade of Cox's army was moving toward Princeton, threateningrinceton. The latter point was now occupied by Cox, who also held the Narrows of New river, and thd brigade, not with Heth, Marshall attacked General Cox at Princeton on the evening of the 6th withthe Federals retreated in haste, abandoning General Cox's headquarters. From the Federal corresponavy loss. Marshall maintained his position and Cox retreated, frightened by a demonstration towardtle loss in his command, 4 dead and 12 wounded. Cox reported a total loss of 113 killed, wounded aed dangerously wounded. Early in August, General Cox was still at Flat Top mountain and Brook atoying two flatboats. A week or two later General Cox was ordered to retire from the Kanawha with forces were being massed against Echols. Gen. J. D. Cox had been returned to the department of Wesessee railroad, but according to the reports of Cox and Echols alike, the most effective protection[1 more...]
regiment, Col. R. C. Trigg; partisans, Capt. P. J. Thurmond; partisans, Capt. William D. Thurmond; Otey's battery. Aggregate present and absent, 9,747. On March 18th General Jenkins started out from Jeffersonville with a part of his brigade on another brilliant raid across western Virginia, while McCausland made a demonstration against Fayetteville to distract the enemy, and Williams sent the Forty-fifth regiment to Raleigh. The major part of the Federal troops was now withdrawn under Cox to the army of Rosecrans. On March 27th, Jenkins reached Hurricane bridge, Putnam county, and summoned the garrison, mainly consisting of West Virginia Federals, to surrender. The demand being refused, a brisk fight ensued of several hours' duration, ending in Jenkins' withdrawal. On the 29th he reached Hall's landing just as the steamer Victress was passing, with a Federal paymaster on board. The pilot was signaled to touch for passengers, but just before it was too late he realized the