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The Daily Dispatch: October 9, 1862., [Electronic resource], Affairs in the
Kanawha valley — Sale of Salt. (search)
Affairs in the Kanawha valley — Sale of Salt. --A letter in the Lynchburg Republican, from Charleston, Kanawha county, Va., dated the 2d instant, says Gen. Loring is still at that place. It adds: The Yankees made a dash on Gen. Jenkins's command, a few days ago at Buffalo, supposing he was happing. The attack was make early in the morning by some 500 cavalry and infantry, while the valley was covered with fog. They approached close enough to be seen, when Gen J. let loose upon them with a howitzer, which scattered them like chaff. Our forces pursued them about 9 miles, but owing to the dense fog, thought it prudent to stop pursuit, for fear of falling into an ambush.--Recruiting is progressing very rapidly, many of the old infantry companies having been filled already, and cavalry companies forming without number. It is reported that our cavalry have three steamboats blockaded at the mouth of the river, or near Guyandotte. The Yankees run them aground on the opposi