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ed by Maj. Laidley, at the head of a small party of men, and completely routed with a loss of 200 prisoners and 30 negroes. The main body of Averill's command crossed the river again at Covington, about 9 o'clock on Sunday morning, burning the bridge at that point after them. Two roads were at that time open to them — the Authony's Creek and Warm Springs roads, by the latter of which they have doubtless succeeded in effecting their escape. The last news heard of the pursuit represents Gen. Fitzhugh to have been 24 hours behind them. In crossing Craig's creek the enemy lost about 30 of their men by drowning, besides nearly all their wagons and ammunition.--Their artillery was pulled across with ropes. A prisoner captured near Fincastle says that the main object of the raid was the destruction of the salt works, and that a portion of Averill's command have gone in another direction. This prisoner says that the plan was, that after the destruction of the Government stores at Sa